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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: hurry-scurry (18-20 centuries), from hurry

scurry

verb
     
scur‧ry past tense and past participle scurried, present participle scurrying, third person singular scurries [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]
to move quickly with short steps, especially because you are in a hurry
People were scurrying off to work.
scurry noun [singular]

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