scurry

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verb scur·ry \ˈskər-ē, ˈskə-rē\

Definition of scurry

scurried

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scurrying

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to move in or as if in a brisk pace :  scamper

  3. 2 :  to move around in an agitated, confused, or fluttering manner

scurry

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Examples of scurry in a Sentence

  1. She scurried off to finish the job.

  2. Mice scurried around the house.

Origin and Etymology of scurry

short for hurry-scurry, reduplication of hurry


SCURRY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of scurry for English Language Learners

  • : to move quickly and with short steps


SCURRY Defined for Kids

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verb scur·ry \ˈskər-ē\

Definition of scurry for Students

scurried

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scurrying

  1. :  to move quickly … the stories were the kind that made people scurry past his house even in broad daylight … — Eleanor Estes, The Hundred Dresses


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noun scur·ry

Definition of scurry for Students

plural

scurries

  1. :  the act of moving quickly One wild scurry and Willie burst out into the sunlight. — Robert Lawson, Rabbit Hill



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