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ˈskɜr i, ˈskʌr iscur·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scamper, scramble, scurryverb

    rushing about hastily in an undignified way

  2. scurry, scamper, skitter, scuttleverb

    to move about or proceed hurriedly

    "so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground"


  1. scurryverb

    To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.

    Etymology: Perhaps from hurry-skurry, a reduplication of hurry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scurryverb

    to hasten away or along; to move rapidly; to hurry; as, the rabbit scurried away

    Etymology: [Cf. Scur, Skirr.]

  2. Scurrynoun

    act of scurring; hurried movement

    Etymology: [Cf. Scur, Skirr.]


  1. Scurry

    Scurry is a town in Kaufman County, Texas, United States. It was incorporated in 2003. A July 1, 2008 U.S. Census Bureau estimate placed the population at 719. Both Kaufman County and the town of Scurry are part of the Dallas, Texas–Fort Worth–Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scurry

    skur′i, v.i. to hurry along: to scamper.—n. a flurry—also Skurr′y.—n. Hurr′y-scurr′y, heedless haste. [An extended form of scour.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. scurry

    Perhaps from the Anglo-Saxon scur, a heavy shower, a sudden squall. It now means a hurried movement; it is more especially applied to seals or penguins taking to the water in fright.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scurry in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scurry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of scurry in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Middleditch:

    To be honest, swinging has saved our marriage. We have different speeds, and we argue over it constantly, but it’s better than feeling unheard and alone and that you have to scurry in the shadows.

  2. Matt Flynn:

    A lot of these other people. They are very, very nice people, but they scurry around with all of these various identities and so on, and I think that sets me apart as well, so my own belief is that we should get rid of the caucuses in the Democratic Party and come together again.

  3. Frederic Neumann:

    What will prompt investors to scurry about will be the guidance Chair Powell might give at his press conference about quantitative tightening later in 2022.

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