scurry


scurry

verb (used without object), scur·ried, scur·ry·ing.

  1. to go or move quickly or in haste.

verb (used with object), scur·ried, scur·ry·ing.

  1. to send hurrying along.

noun, plural scur·ries.

  1. a scurrying rush: the scurry of little feet on the stairs.
  2. a short run or race.

verb -ries, -rying or -ried

  1. to move about or proceed hurriedly
  2. (intr) to whirl about

noun plural -ries

  1. the act or sound of scurrying
  2. a brisk light whirling movement, as of snow
  3. horse racing a short race or sprint

v.1810, perhaps from hurry-scurry (1732), a reduplication of hurry (v.). As a noun, 1823, from the verb.

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