- 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 scurryingwhisk, zip, scamper, rip, dart, dash, scoot, sprint, hurry, bustle, scuttle, shoot, fly, rush, run, whirl, tear, scud, race, skim
Examples from the Web for scurrying
Contemporary Examples of scurrying
Now, it seems, a fear of the sun is starting to send them scurrying back to the Victorian styles of centuries past.Is the Facekini the Future of Beachwear?
August 23, 2014
Rather than scurrying for cover like so many, she rushed to Malcolm, hoping to comfort him, hoping she could help him survive.Remembering Yuri Kochiyama, Civil Rights Activist and Malcolm X Ally
June 3, 2014
One floor down, the focus of all this scurrying around was bursting into view.Obama’s Unsung Army of Backstage Volunteers at the Inaugural Balls
January 22, 2013
All sorts of hungry-looking people with severe haircuts are scurrying about the Right Bank.Gal With a Suitcase: Paris
October 2, 2010
Will a new study showing the health risks of red meat for women send us scurrying back to the salad bar?Women Who Eat Meat
April 2, 2009
Historical Examples of scurrying
A few minutes later the men were scurrying around to their positions.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
I was off to the hedge, Charlotte picking herself up and scurrying after.The Golden Age
But it was only for a second, and then he was scurrying off as fast as a frightened Squirrel could.The Adventures of Buster Bear
Thornton W. Burgess
This was literally true, for he was right at the heels of the scurrying Bob.Frontier Boys in Frisco
His first impression was a jumble—eyes, scurrying movement, and bulk.Cat and Mouse
- 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
1810, perhaps from hurry-scurry (1732), a reduplication of hurry (v.). As a noun, 1823, from the verb.