scurry

[skur-ee, skuhr-ee]
verb (used without object), scurried, scurrying.
1.
to go or move quickly or in haste.
verb (used with object), scurried, scurrying.
2.
to send hurrying along.
noun, plural scurries.
3.
a scurrying rush: the scurry of little feet on the stairs.
4.
a short run or race.

Origin:
1800–10; extracted from hurry-scurry

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scurry (ˈskʌrɪ)
 
vb , -ries, -rying, -ried
1.  to move about or proceed hurriedly
2.  (intr) to whirl about
 
n , -ries, -rying, -ried, -ries
3.  the act or sound of scurrying
4.  a brisk light whirling movement, as of snow
5.  horse racing a short race or sprint
 
[C19: probably shortened from hurry-scurry]

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scurry
1810, perhaps from hurry-scurry (1732), a reduplication of hurry.
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Example sentences
Then she scurried off to meet with the explosives teams, seeking information on
  future spectacles.
She scurried away, but my heart was pounding an hour later.
Most of the politicians who scurried back from foreign holidays looked as
  shell-shocked as everyone else.
Their skinny pale arms pressed their books to their chests as they scurried
  along in full skirts and white bobby socks.
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