[ skur ]
/ skɜr /
verb (used without object)
to go rapidly; fly; scurry.
verb (used with object)
to go rapidly over.
a grating or whirring sound.
Origin of skirr
First recorded in 1540–50; variant of scour2
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Examples from the Web for skirr
The “skirr” caused by the vibration of its tail told it to be a rattle-snake.The Fatal Cord|Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for skirr
/ (skɜː) /
(intr; usually foll by off, away, etc) to move, run, or fly rapidly
(tr) archaic, or literary to move rapidly over (an area, etc), esp in order to find or apprehend
a whirring or grating sound, as of the wings of birds in flight
Word Origin for skirr
C16: variant of scour ²
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