verb (used with object), furred, fur·ring.
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Idioms for fur
- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM furfurless, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH furfir, fur
Words nearby fur
Definition for fur (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for fur
Two days later, they found infectious virus in the cages as well as on the animals’ fur, ears and paws.Dust can infect animals with flu, raising coronavirus concerns|Erin Garcia de Jesus|August 24, 2020|Science News For Students
A transferable vaccine can be given to a bat, for example, as a paste on its fur.Can Vaccines for Wildlife Prevent Human Pandemics?|Rodrigo Pérez Ortega|August 24, 2020|Quanta Magazine
The disappearance of otters, once trapped for their fur, allowed their food supplies — sea urchins, crabs and clams — to flourish.Bringing sea otters back to the Pacific coast pays off, but not for everyone|Jonathan Lambert|June 11, 2020|Science News
Cats spread this protein across their fur when they lick themselves.
If the area is thorny, then dogs with longer fur will be better protected.
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 forms of furfurless, adjective
Word Origin for fur
British Dictionary definitions for fur (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with fur
see make the dust (fur) fly.