verb (used with object), furred, fur·ring.
- to cause a scene or disturbance, especially of a violent nature; make trouble: When the kids got mad they really made the fur fly.
- to do things quickly: She always makes the fur fly when she types.
Origin of fur
Related formsfur·less, adjective
Can be confusedfir fur
Definition for fur (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for fur
Her father, who managed a fur trading business in China, died when she was 5.
MOSCOW — Fur coats may well be in high demand this winter among those glamorous ladies in Ukraine who can afford them.
“I had to lie on a huge, fur rug and have a nightmare,” Prince Charles told his biographer, Jonathan Dimbleby.
In Darfur, the Fur, Zaghawa, and Massaleit peoples have been targeted by the Sudan government, as were Muslims in Bosnia.Still a Problem From Hell, Two Decades After Rwanda|John Prendergast|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Alexander Iolas is described as a theatrical man with a fondness for fur coats and an extraordinary eye for talent.
It seems to be doomed to extermination through the relentless hunting of it for its fur.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition|Vernon L. Kellogg
The durability of fur used as linings, which is affected by other conditions, is set forth separately.
Of fur of costly otter / his mantle was complete, With other skins embroidered / from head unto the feet.The Nibelungenlied|Unknown
Portrait of Rembrandt, seen in a front view, wearing a fur cap of a round form, and a mantle.Rembrandt and His Works|John Burnet
He unnerstan's shep—I will say that fur 'en—he's a rare 'un at doctorin' of 'em, too.Mr. Punch's Country Life|Various
British Dictionary definitions for fur (1 of 2)
- the dressed skin of certain fur-bearing animals, with the hair left on
- (as modifier)a fur coat
- a pile fabric made in imitation of animal fur
- a garment made from such a fabric
verb furs, furring or furred
Derived Formsfurless, adjective
Word Origin for fur
British Dictionary definitions for fur (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with fur
see make the dust (fur) fly.