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Definition of the noun scurry
What does scurry mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: scurries
- rushing about hastily in an undignified way
Definition of the verb scurry
What does scurry mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: scurried
- to move about or proceed hurriedly
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula there [Verb] [Theme, indefinite] [Path Preposition] [Location] There jumped a little white rabbit out of the box there [Verb] [Path Preposition] [Location, concrete] [Theme, indefinite] There jumped out of the box a little white rabbit [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] He skated Penny | Tom jumped the horse [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Adjective] Bill rolled the drawer open | He rode her seasick | He skated Penny exhausted | Tom walked the dog exhausted [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] to / into [Oblique, state] Bill rolled the drawer to an open position | He rode her to sickness | He skated Penny to exhaustion | Tom walked the dog to exhaustion [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Spatial Preposition] [Location] Tom jumped the horse over the fence [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] The horse jumped [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Location, concrete] The horse jumped the stream [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Oblique 1] to / into [Oblique 2, state] Claire skated her skates blades to shreds | She waltzed herself to sickness | We walked ourselves into a state of exhaustion [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Oblique 1] [Path Preposition] [Oblique 2] Tom ran the soles off his shoes [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Spatial Preposition] [Location] The horse jumped over the fence [Path Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme] Out of the box jumped a little white rabbit
Verbs of Motion (with the same syntax): amble, backpack, bolt, bounce, bound, bowl, canter, carom, cavort, charge, clamber, climb, clump, coast, crawl, creep, dart, dash, dodder, drift, file, flit, float, fly, frolic, gallop, gambol, glide, goose step, hasten, hike, hobble, hop, hurry, hurtle, inch, jog, journey, jump, leap, limp, lollop, lope, lumber, lurch, march, meander, mince, mosey, nip, pad, parade, perambulate, plod, prance, promenade, prowl, race, ramble, roam, roll, romp, rove, run, rush, sashay, saunter, scamper, scoot, scram, scramble, scud, scuttle, shamble, shuffle, sidle, skedaddle, skip, skitter, skulk, sleepwalk, slide, slink, slither, slog, slouch, sneak, somersault, speed, stagger, step, stomp, stray, streak, stride, stroll, strut, stumble, stump, swagger, sweep, swerve, swim, tack, tear, tiptoe, toddle, toil, totter, tour, traipse, tramp, travel, trek, troop, trot, trudge, trundle, vault, waddle, wade, walk, wander, weave, whiz, zigzag, zoom.
- lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
- synonyms of scurry: scamper / scuttle / skitter
- more generic word: run = move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time
- more specific word: crab = scurry sideways like a crab
Alternative definition of the verb scurry
- To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.
Scurry is a town in Kaufman County, Texas, United States. It was incorporated in 2003. A July 1, 2008 U.S. Census Bureau estimate placed the population at 719.
Scurry is a fictional character from Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life.
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For the Use of Medical Students and Practitioners by Henry Munson Lyman
Scurry is a disease that can be scarcely mistaken for anything else.
Theory, Research and Debate by Michael Tomlinson, Leonard Holmes
Tracy Scurry is a Senior Lecturer at the Newcastle Business School, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom. Päivi Siivonen is a University Researcher in the School of x ...
by J. Stephen Lang
Texas; Scurry is a top oil-producing county. 3. Truth or Consequences, named for a show hosted by Ralph Edwards; the town was originally named Hot Springs. 4. The Okefenokee 5. Kentucky; it's a state park in the southwestern part of the ...
The Origins of English Words (2001)
A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots by Joseph Twadell Shipley
scurry is a blend of scour and hurry. hurry, hurry-scurry, flurry, hurl, hurly-burly, are imitative. hurricane, from West Indian (Taino) hurakan, was changed to match hurry. When shall we three meet again, ...
Camp Scurry is the official title of the new camp of the Texas brigade, comprising the Texas Second and Third regiments, which were recently removed from Harlingen and...
Camp Scurry Is a great improvement over the previous camp site.
The London Chronicle (1757)
by William Fuller Maitland
The Scurry is a Disease common in the ITstff and Spring. •' »»rs • □ White the Ships are in the Channel, one of ts: Prtss-/enders may be ordered out: once 1 fortnight from Plymouth to repair t» the Ren- :-j«o«t ot Station ot tLe Squadron with lire ...
The Captivity, Sufferings and Escape of Jame Scurry Who was detained a prisoner during ten years, in the dominions of Hyder Ali and Tippoo Saib (1824)
by James Scurry
The biography ofJames Scurry is an instance of this description. It merits preservation by its simplicity, and cannot fail to recompense the reader by the interesting facts which it records. It is one of those tales which presents its claims alike to ...
London Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)
Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge
The scurry is a distemper of the inhabitants of cold countries, and amongst those such as inhabit marshy, fat, low, moist soils, near stagnating water, fresh or salt; invading chiefly in the winter such as mean; grossly oppro- . Vilely; are sedentary ...
by Merriam-Webster, Inc
gurry, hurry, Moray, Murray, murrey, scurry, slurry, spurrey, surrey, Surrey, whirry, worry hurry-scurry ursa \ar-sa\ see ersa ursal \ar-sal\ see ersal1 ursar \ar- sar\ see ursor ursary \ars-rë\ bursary, cursory, mercery, nursery anniversary urse \ ars\ ...
by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
Scurry. A scratch race, or race without restrictions. Hurry-scurry. A confused bustle through lack of time ; in a confused bustle. A " ricochet " word. Scuttle. To scuttle a ship is to bore a hole in it in order to make it sink. The word is from the Old ...
by Oxford Dictionaries,, Maurice Waite
scurry v. (scurries, scurrying, scurried) move hurriedly with short quick steps. n. a situation of hurried and confused movement. – origin from hurry. scurvy n. a disease caused by a lack of vitamin C, characterized by bleeding gums and the ...
by V&S EDITORIAL BOARD
Scurry – ( verb) move hurriedly with short quick steps. The little man scurried to take cover as soon as the rain started. (noun) 1 a situation of hurried and confused movement.
by Henry Watts
scurry. +. rocr. = PO'K'. +. acumen. If now this liquid be poured back again three or four times into the retort, so that it may remain for some time in contact with the acetate of potassium, that salt being also in excess and pretty strongly heated, ...
scurry ['skAri, (Amet ) 'ska: ri] ri" (usu with along, away, off etc ) to hurry; to run with short, quick steps: it began to rain and we scurried home; The mouse scurried away into tfi hole.
Flip Dictionary (2002)
by Barbara Kipfer
grass, ottoman, pess, pouf, tussock haste: beeline, bustle, celerity, dash, dispatch, expedition, flurry, hectic, hurry, impetuousness, nimbleness, precipitance, quickness, rapidity, rush, scamper, scurry, speed, swiftness, tear hasten: accelerate, ...
by Merriam-Webster, Inc
Scuttle, scurry, and scamper all imply a rapid erratic progress of or as if of a small active animal but each may carry quite distinctive suggestions. Scuttle tends to suggest an irregular, precipitous, and seemingly awkward gait (as of a spider or ...
by Larry Trask
and circular 'go about', but hardly any verbs corresponding to English walk, scurry, stroll, limp, drive, ride and fly. An English sentence like The boy rode out of the courtyard is rendered in Spanish as Elchico salio montando acaballo del patio, ...
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Scrabble value of S1C3U1R1R1Y4
The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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