Dictionary.com

scurry

[ skur-ee, skuhr-ee ]
/ 藞sk蓽r i, 藞sk蕦r i /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: scurry / scurried / scurries / scurrying on Thesaurus.com

verb (used without object), scur路ried, scur路ry路ing.
to go or move quickly or in haste.
verb (used with object), scur路ried, scur路ry路ing.
to send hurrying along.
noun, plural scur路ries.
a scurrying rush: the scurry of little feet on the stairs.
a short run or race.
QUIZ
CAN YOU ANSWER THESE COMMON GRAMMAR DEBATES?
There are grammar debates that never die; and the ones highlighted in the questions in this quiz are sure to rile everyone up once again. Do you know how to answer the questions that cause some of the greatest grammar debates?
Question 1 of 7
Which sentence is correct?

Origin of scurry

First recorded in 1800鈥10; extracted from hurry-scurry
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use scurry in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for scurry

scurry
/ (藞sk蕦r瑟) /

verb -ries, -rying or -ried
to move about or proceed hurriedly
(intr) to whirl about
noun plural -ries
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

C19: probably shortened from hurry-scurry
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK