verb (used without object), scur·ried, scur·ry·ing.

  1. to go or move quickly or in haste.

verb (used with object), scur·ried, scur·ry·ing.

  1. to send hurrying along.

noun, plural scur·ries.

  1. a scurrying rush: the scurry of little feet on the stairs.
  2. a short run or race.

verb -ries, -rying or -ried

  1. to move about or proceed hurriedly
  2. (intr) to whirl about

noun plural -ries

  1. the act or sound of scurrying
  2. a brisk light whirling movement, as of snow
  3. horse racing a short race or sprint

v.1810, perhaps from hurry-scurry (1732), a reduplication of hurry (v.). As a noun, 1823, from the verb.

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