scur|ry [ˈskʌri US ˈskə:ri] v past tense and past participle scurried present participle scurrying third person singular scurries [I always + adverb/preposition]
[Date: 1800-1900; Origin: hurry-scurry (18-20 centuries), from hurry]
to move quickly with short steps, especially because you are in a hurry
People were scurrying off to work.
>scurry n [singular]

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