verb (used without object), scur·ried, scur·ry·ing.
verb (used with object), scur·ried, scur·ry·ing.
noun, plural scur·ries.
Origin of scurry
Related Words for scurriedwhisk, zip, scamper, rip, dart, dash, scoot, sprint, hurry, bustle, scuttle, shoot, fly, rush, run, whirl, tear, scud, race, skim
Examples from the Web for scurried
Contemporary Examples of scurried
I chased a tight-lipped Thain as he scurried through the lobby to get back to his headquarters.Banks Really Are Different Five Years After the Financial Crisis
September 17, 2013
Carter scurried back to Mace and reached down to hoist him up.Ty Carter Awarded Medal of Honor
David Eisler, Jake Tapper
August 31, 2013
“Nancy stayed in bed in the hotel room as I scurried around to get the paperwork and the minister and the flowers,” says Campbell.A Gay Warrior’s Win for Partner at National Cemetery
April 12, 2013
Historical Examples of scurried
Eccles jumped down from the box and scurried to open the front door.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
He nodded; she jumped out; and they scurried through the drizzle.Alice Adams
He whined pleadingly, and scurried playfully in and out of the underbrush.White Fang
Back and forth they scurried to the sound of that guttural Japanese voice.The Harbor
They scurried with tickling little feet and he could not sleep.Happy Ending
verb -ries, -rying or -ried
noun plural -ries
Word Origin for scurry
1810, perhaps from hurry-scurry (1732), a reduplication of hurry (v.). As a noun, 1823, from the verb.