\ ˈskər How to pronounce skirr (audio) , ˈskir \
skirred; skirring; skirrs

Definition of skirr

intransitive verb

1 : to leave hastily : flee birds skirred off from the bushes— D. H. Lawrence
2 : to run, fly, sail, or move along rapidly

transitive verb

1 : to search about in skirr the country round— William Shakespeare
2 : to pass rapidly over : skim

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Examples of skirr in a Sentence

the film company will soon skirr the area looking for locations

First Known Use of skirr

circa 1548, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for skirr

perhaps alteration of scour entry 3

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The first known use of skirr was circa 1548

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Cite this Entry

“Skirr.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 8 December 2019.

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to constrict the range or activity of

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