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

1800–10; extracted from hurry-scurry Unabridged
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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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Word Origin & History

1810, perhaps from hurry-scurry (1732), a reduplication of hurry.
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Example sentences
Scurry dived to her left, got a hand on the ball but could not keep it out of
  the net.
On campus you scurry past us in the halls, being careful not to learn our names.
Lizards can scurry across ceilings and dash across water.
Insects, spiders and other tiny monsters that scurry across floors or fly
  through the air are frightening enough.
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