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scurry

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Dictionary definition of scurry

To move quickly and with haste, typically in a low, crouched position and with short, rapid steps.
"Students scurry to turn in assignments as the deadline approaches."

Detailed meaning of scurry

It can also refer to the act of rushing or hurrying, especially in an agitated or panicked manner. The word comes from the Middle English word "scurien" which means "to move quickly."

In everyday use, scurry refers to the act of moving quickly and with haste, typically in a low, crouched position and with short, rapid steps. For example, scurrying across a room is the act of moving quickly across a room, scurrying across a street is the act of moving quickly across a street, and scurrying across a field is the act of moving quickly across a field.

In literature, the term is often used to describe the act of moving quickly and with haste, typically in a low, crouched position and with short, rapid steps, that happens in the story. Additionally, it can be used in a more figurative sense, to describe the act of rushing or hurrying, especially in an agitated or panicked manner, as in "scurrying away from danger"

In various fields, scurry can be used to describe the act of moving quickly and with haste, typically in a low, crouched position and with short, rapid steps, such as scurrying across a room, scurrying across a street, or scurrying across a field. Additionally, it can be used to describe the act of rushing or hurrying, especially in an agitated or panicked manner, such as scurrying away from danger, scurrying to finish a task, or scurrying to escape a situation.

Example sentences containing scurry

1. Mice scurry across the kitchen floor when they sense danger.
2. If we don't scurry, we'll miss the last train home.
3. When it's feeding time, the fish in the tank scurry to grab the first bite.
4. During peak hours, city dwellers scurry to work in a flurry of motion.
5. The moment they heard a loud noise, the birds in the trees would scurry away.
6. Children scurry to their parents at the end of the school day, all smiles and excitement.

History and etymology of scurry

The verb 'scurry' finds its etymological roots in the Middle English word 'skirien,' which meant 'to move quickly' or 'to hasten.' 'Scurry' describes the action of moving rapidly and with haste, often in a low, crouched position, and taking short, rapid steps. The term conveys a sense of urgency and nimbleness, suggesting a hurried and often furtive movement. 'Scurry' is a word commonly used to depict the swift and skittish motions of small animals, such as mice or squirrels, as they dart about in search of food or shelter. It embodies the notion of agile and rapid locomotion, particularly when one is trying to navigate through tight spaces or elude capture, emphasizing both speed and agility in its meaning.

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Further usage examples of scurry

1. Cats often scurry at the sight of a sudden movement.
2. In the autumn, squirrels scurry to store nuts for the winter season.
3. Ants scurry back to their colony, carrying food for their queen and peers.
4. Tourists scurry to snap pictures of the breathtaking landscape.
5. In an emergency, it is important not to scurry blindly, but to stay calm and move with purpose.
6. When it rains, pedestrians scurry to find shelter under awnings and inside shops.
7. People often scurry to their televisions to catch their favorite show right on time.
8. Spiders scurry to hide when they detect larger threats approaching.
9. Participants scurry to the finish line during the city marathon.
10. Cockroaches scurry away the moment you turn on the light.
11. Cricket players scurry between the wickets to score runs.
12. On spotting a predator, the small creatures in the jungle scurry for cover.
13. When the library announces it's closing time, patrons scurry to return their books.
14. The mice scurry across the kitchen floor in search of crumbs.
15. Workers scurry to finish the project before the deadline.
16. Startled by the noise, the rabbits scurry into their burrows.
17. Students scurry to their classrooms as the bell rings.
18. Ants scurry in perfect formation, carrying food back to their nest.
19. In the rain, people scurry for cover under umbrellas.
20. With the storm approaching, birds scurry to find shelter.
21. The chef and his sous chefs scurry to prepare orders during the rush.
22. As night falls, cockroaches scurry out from hiding places.
23. The squirrels scurry up and down the trees, gathering acorns.
24. In the dark alley, shadows scurry, creating an eerie atmosphere.

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