AskDefine | Define scurry

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scurry n : rushing about hastily in an undignified way [syn: scamper, scramble] v : to move about or proceed hurriedly; "so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground" [syn: scamper, skitter, scuttle] [also: scurried]

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  1. To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.


Then the piglet tore loose from the creepers and scurried into the undergrowth.

Derived terms


to run away with quick light steps

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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