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
Examples from the Web for 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|Daniel Gross|September 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Carter scurried back to Mace and reached down to hoist him up.
“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|Eleanor Clift|April 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He scurried off with a laugh, and we were just settling back for another siege of it when the welcome order came to "secure."A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee"|Russell Doubleday
He scurried here and there, as need required, gathering force like a machine under the quickening beat of the controlling engine.The Lash|Olin L. Lyman
She scurried into the clothes she had laid out before going to bed.Sheila of Big Wreck Cove|James A. Cooper
That the natives who were able had scurried back to the forest was quite evident, and from there continued their rain of death.The Chief of the Ranges|H. A. Cody
His heart seemed to die within him as he scurried down that long room; then, mercifully, the keen fresh air filled his lungs.The Just and the Unjust|Vaughan Kester
British Dictionary definitions for scurried
verb -ries, -rying or -ried
noun plural -ries
Word Origin for scurry
Word Origin and History for scurried
1810, perhaps from hurry-scurry (1732), a reduplication of hurry (v.). As a noun, 1823, from the verb.