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Definition of "scurry" [scur•ry]

  • To go with light running steps; scamper. (verb-intransitive)
  • To flurry or swirl about. (verb-intransitive)
  • The act of scurrying. (noun)
  • The noise produced by scurrying. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scurry" in a sentence
  • "It was impossible even for the enemy press and the various spokesmen and apologists of the racist regime to ignore the united actions of the African and Coloured youth in Cape Town whose mighty step down the streets of that city caused the racist white minority [to] scurry from the scene like frightened rats into their holes. 43"
  • "Randy, don’t you know that citing the text of the actual LAW, The Intelligence Identity Protection Act of 1982, makes the giddy leftist Bush haters scurry from the light like cockroaches?"
  • "` The Thiefmaker tried to let a vaguely sincere expression scurry onto his face, where it froze in evident discomfort. '"