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skirr

[skur] /skɜr/
verb (used without object)
1.
to go rapidly; fly; scurry.
verb (used with object)
2.
to go rapidly over.
noun
3.
a grating or whirring sound.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; variant of scour2
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British Dictionary definitions for skirr

skirr

/skɜː/
verb
1.
(intransitive; usually foll by off, away, etc) to move, run, or fly rapidly
2.
(transitive) (archaic or literary) to move rapidly over (an area, etc), esp in order to find or apprehend
noun
3.
a whirring or grating sound, as of the wings of birds in flight
Word Origin
C16: variant of scour²
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