English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'scurry'

(verb) 
Definition
to run quickly with short steps
The attack began, sending residents scurrying for cover.
Synonyms
hurry
Claire hurried along the road.
,
race
They raced away out of sight.
,
dash
Suddenly she dashed out into the garden.
,
fly
I flew downstairs.
,
sprint
He sprinted to the car.
,
dart
She darted away through the trees.
,
whisk
She whisked out of the room.
,
skim
seagulls skimming over the waves
,
beetle
,
scud
heavy, rain-laden clouds scudding across the sky
,
scuttle
Two very small children scuttled away.
,
scoot
He scooted up the stairs.
,
scamper
The flash sent the foxes scampering away.
Opposites
, , , ,
toddle
,
mooch (slang)
,
mosey (informal)
(noun) 
Definition
a quick hurrying movement or the sound of this movement
a mad scurry for a suitable venue
Synonyms
flurry
There was a flurry of excitement.
, ,
bustle
the hustle and bustle of modern life
,
whirl
Her life is one long whirl of adventures.
,
scampering

Additional synonyms

in the sense of bustle
Definition
energetic and noisy activity
the hustle and bustle of modern life
in the sense of dart
Definition
to move or throw swiftly and suddenly
She darted away through the trees.
in the sense of dash
Definition
to move hastily
Suddenly she dashed out into the garden.
Synonyms
run,
fly,
barrel (along) (informal),
burn rubber (informal),
make haste,

See related content

NEW from Collins!
NEW from Collins!
English Word Lists
English Word Lists
Latest Word Submissions
Latest Word Submissions
Easy Learning English Grammar
Easy Learning English Grammar
COBUILD Grammar Patterns
COBUILD Grammar Patterns
Word Lover's Blog
Word Lover's Blog
Online Scrabble Checker
Online Scrabble Checker
The Paul Noble Method
The Paul Noble Method

Source

Thesaurus for scurry from the Collins English Thesaurus
Life on the edge
The desire to push the boundaries has been a motivator in many a daring expedition, testing the human spirit and physical abilities to the utmost. Indulge your adventurous spirit by exploring some associated ‘extreme’ vocabulary. Will you have the survival skills to master our quiz?
Read more
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
Read more
Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content
Register now or login in to access