- to go or move quickly or in haste.
- to send hurrying along.
- a scurrying rush: the scurry of little feet on the stairs.
- a short run or race.
Origin of scurry
Related Wordswhisk, 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
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
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
- to move about or proceed hurriedly
- (intr) to whirl about
- the act or sound of scurrying
- a brisk light whirling movement, as of snow
- horse racing a short race or sprint
Word Origin and History for scurried
1810, perhaps from hurry-scurry (1732), a reduplication of hurry (v.). As a noun, 1823, from the verb.