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 scurry
I feel like I am in a John Le Carré novel and scurry into the tavern in hopes of avoiding an “international incident.”Half of This Bar Is in Slovenia, the Other Half Is in Croatia|Jeff Campagna|January 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The answer is not to browbeat the parties to scurry to the negotiating table.
Scurry upstairs and remove the stains of travel while I consult the cook.The Camp Fire Girls Do Their Bit|Hildegard G. Frey
When the crystal comes around again, I'll shove the tube into the hole, then scurry for cover.Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet|Harold Leland Goodwin
He was right on the very point of turning to scurry back to the old stone wall, when he heard another voice.The Adventures of Chatterer the Red Squirrel|Thornton W. Burgess
An' so long as I's in de kitchen I knew what's proper to be sent in de house, even if I hab to scurry to get it.Life in the Confederate Army|Arthur Peronneau Ford
There was a scurry of feet, the gate banged and he was gone.Scally|Ian Hay
British Dictionary definitions for scurry
verb -ries, -rying or -ried
noun plural -ries
Word Origin for scurry
Word Origin and History for scurry
1810, perhaps from hurry-scurry (1732), a reduplication of hurry (v.). As a noun, 1823, from the verb.