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verb [intransitive] scurry pronunciation in British English /ˈskʌri/
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present tense
present participlescurrying
past tensescurried
past participlescurried
  1. 1
    to move fast with small quick steps
    scurry about/around/off etc: They were scurrying around like ants.
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  2. 2
    to hurry to do something or to get something
    The animals scurried for shelter.

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 scurry pronunciation in British English noun [countable]
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