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flurry

[ flur-ee, fluhr-ee ]
/ ˈflɜr i, ˈflʌr i /
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noun, plural flur·ries.

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

to put (a person) into a flurry; confuse; fluster.

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

(of snow) to fall or be blown in a flurry.
to move in an excited or agitated manner.

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Origin of flurry

1680–90, Americanism; blend of flutter and hurry
flur·ried·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for flurry

flurry
/ (ˈflʌrɪ) /

noun plural -ries

a sudden commotion or burst of activity
a light gust of wind or rain or fall of snow
stock exchange a sudden brief increase in trading or fluctuation in stock prices
the death spasms of a harpooned whale

verb -ries, -rying or -ried

to confuse or bewilder or be confused or bewildered
C17: from obsolete flurr to scatter, perhaps formed on analogy with hurry
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