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flurry

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1 a sudden and usually temporary growth of activity
  • a flurry of activity on the floor of the stock market as soon as the news spread

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2 a sudden brief rush of wind
  • a flurry that scattered the fallen leaves

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3 a rapid or overwhelming outpouring of many things at once
  • a patient with a mysterious illness being subjected to a flurry of tests

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flurry

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of flurry (Entry 2 of 2)

to trouble the mind of; to make uneasy
  • flurried by visions of falls and broken bones, the parents wouldn't even allow the child to ride a bike

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The first known use of flurry was in 1686

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“Flurry.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/flurry. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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