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verb (used without object)
to go rapidly; fly; scurry.
verb (used with object)
to go rapidly over.
a grating or whirring sound.
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intransitive; usually foll by off, away, etc
) to move, run, or fly rapidly
archaic or literary
) to move rapidly over (an area, etc), esp in order to find or apprehend
a whirring or grating sound, as of the wings of birds in flight
C16: variant of
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