scurry

scurry
[[t]skʌ̱ri, AM skɜ͟ːri[/t]]
scurries, scurrying, scurried
1) VERB When people or small animals scurry somewhere, they move there quickly and hurriedly, especially because they are frightened. [WRITTEN]

[V prep/adv] The attack began, sending residents scurrying for cover...

[V prep/adv] The rats scurry around, searching for scraps of food in the rubbish.

Syn:
2) VERB If people scurry to do something, they do it as soon as they can. [WRITTEN]

[V to-inf] Pictures of starving children have sent many people scurrying to donate money.

Syn:
rush, hurry

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Scurry — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Briana Scurry (* 1971), US amerikanische Fußballtorhüterin Richardson A. Scurry (1811–1862), US amerikanischer Politiker William Read Scurry (1821–1864), General der Konföderierten Scurry heißt in der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • scurry — [skʉr′ē] vi. scurried, scurrying [< hurry scurry, redupl. of HURRY, prob. suggested by SCOUR2] to run hastily; scamper vt. to cause to scurry n. 1. the act or sound of scurrying 2. a short run or race …   English World dictionary

  • scurry — (v.) 1810, perhaps from hurry scurry (1732), a reduplication of hurry …   Etymology dictionary

  • scurry — ► VERB (scurries, scurried) ▪ move hurriedly with short quick steps. ► NOUN ▪ a situation of hurried and confused movement. ORIGIN abbreviation of hurry scurry, from HURRY(Cf. ↑hurry) …   English terms dictionary

  • Scurry — Scur ry, v. i. [Cf. {Scur}, {Skirr}.] To hasten away or along; to move rapidly; to hurry; as, the rabbit scurried away. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scurry — Scur ry, n. Act of scurrying; hurried movement. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scurry — index dispatch (promptness) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • scurry — vb *scuttle, scamper, skedaddle, sprint Analogous words: *rush, dash, shoot, tear, charge: dart, *fly, scud: hurry, *speed, hasten …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • scurry — [v] move along swiftly barrel, bustle, dart, dash, dust, fly, hasten, hop along, hurry, race, rip, run, rush, scamper, scoot, scud, scutter, scuttle, shoot, skim, sprint, step along, tear, whirl, whisk, zip*; concept 150 Ant. dawdle, loaf, walk …   New thesaurus

  • scurry — v. 1) (d; intr.) to scurry for (to scurry for cover) 2) (P; intr.) to scurry along the street * * * [ skʌrɪ] (P; intr.) to scurry along the street (d; intr.) to scurry for (to scurry for cover) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • scurry — UK [ˈskʌrɪ] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms scurry : present tense I/you/we/they scurry he/she/it scurries present participle scurrying past tense scurried past participle scurried 1) to move fast with small quick steps scurry… …   English dictionary

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