skirr

skirr

[skur]
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:
1540–50; variant of scour2

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skirr (skɜː)
 
vb
1.  (intr; usually foll by off, away, etc) to move, run, or fly rapidly
2.  archaic, literary or (tr) to move rapidly over (an area, etc), esp in order to find or apprehend
 
n
3.  a whirring or grating sound, as of the wings of birds in flight
 
[C16: variant of scour²]

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