- 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 Words for scurrieswhisk, zip, scamper, rip, dart, dash, scoot, sprint, hurry, bustle, scuttle, shoot, fly, rush, run, whirl, tear, scud, race, skim
Examples from the Web for scurries
Contemporary Examples of scurries
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
May 31, 2013
Historical Examples of scurries
Some are brave, so the crowd kicks them and scurries off to catch the four-fifteen.They and I
Jerome K. Jerome
Some bird, in the exuberance of its mad joy, scurries wildly past the windows.Faith and Unfaith
And lo, the Guinea-fowl frees her head, stands up, regains her balance and scurries off!The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles
Jean Henri Fabre
A scowling horde of ghosts draws near, and scurries furiously through the wind, bellowing drearily to the stars.The Danish History, Books I-IX
Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Learned")
This did not annoy him so much as the conviction that in her scurries she had managed to scratch his face abundantly.The Point Of Honor
- 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 for scurry
Word Origin and History for scurries
1810, perhaps from hurry-scurry (1732), a reduplication of hurry (v.). As a noun, 1823, from the verb.