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.
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How to use scurry in a sentence
As the Tube arrives, she scurries toward the exit, ditching her bag on the steps.‘Shadow Dancer’ Explores Post-Thatcher’s London During the Troubles | Marlow Stern | May 31, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
From his district offices, there scurries forth a corps of smooth-tongued, quick-witted young men—the travelling passenger agents.The Modern Railroad | Edward Hungerford
And above the wind, as it whips scurries of snow around the corners, pipes Will's voice as they trudge home.A Warwickshire Lad | George Madden Martin
Mrs. Bobster scurries around and does all her out of doors chores before dark.The Corner House Girls Under Canvas | Grace Brooks Hill
A wind that was already cold played over the frosty waves and sent little scurries of sand twisting along the beach.Skippy Bedelle | Owen Johnson
White-haired plump Madame scurries over to her place at the door to collect the dinner toll.The Stars & Stripes, Vol 1, No 1, February 8, 1918 | American Expeditionary Forces
British Dictionary definitions for scurry
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
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