Etymology
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scurry (v.)

"hasten along, move precipitately," 1810, perhaps from hurry-scurry (1732), a reduplication of hurry (v.), or imitative. As a noun, "a hurried movement, fluttering or bustling haste," 1823, from the verb.

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Definitions of scurry
1
scurry (v.)
to move about or proceed hurriedly;
so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground
Synonyms: scamper / skitter / scuttle
2
scurry (n.)
rushing about hastily in an undignified way;
Synonyms: scamper / scramble
From wordnet.princeton.edu