verb (used without object)
to go rapidly; fly; scurry.
verb (used with object)
to go rapidly over.
a grating or whirring sound.
fly, shoot, move, run, navigate, float, drift, cross, sweep, leave, skim, cruise, reach, steer, soar, rush, charge, pass, chase, skip
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
(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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