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 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|Marlow Stern|May 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Some bird, in the exuberance of its mad joy, scurries wildly past the windows.Faith and Unfaith|Duchess
New Year's Day opened fiercest of all, with scurries of snow, lowering sky, and a wind that threatened to be a gale before night.Between Whiles|Helen Hunt Jackson
Also it disturbs the squirrel who scurries up to the topmost twigs of an elm nearly a hundred feet high.Some Winter Days in Iowa|Frederick John Lazell
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")
He was still bending over him, his eyes blinking in his joy, scurries of irradiating smiles chasing each other over his face.Peter|F. Hopkinson Smith
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.