Related to skirr: belittle
1. (intr; usually foll by off, away, etc) to move, run, or fly rapidly
2. (tr) archaic or literary to move rapidly over (an area, etc), esp in order to find or apprehend
a whirring or grating sound, as of the wings of birds in flight
[C16: variant of scour2]
1. to go rapidly; fly; scurry.v.t.
2. to go rapidly over.n.
3. a grating or whirring sound.
[1540–50; variant of scour2]
Past participle: skirred