What does scurry mean?

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ˈskɜr i, ˈskʌr iscur·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scamper, scramble, scurry(verb)

    rushing about hastily in an undignified way

  2. scurry, scamper, skitter, scuttle(verb)

    to move about or proceed hurriedly

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


  1. scurry(Verb)

    To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.

  2. Origin: Perhaps from hurry-skurry, a reduplication of hurry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scurry(verb)

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

  2. Scurry(noun)

    act of scurring; hurried movement

  3. Origin: [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.]

How to say scurry in sign language?

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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. 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.

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