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flur·ry

 (flûr′ē, flŭr′ē)
n. pl. flur·ries
1. A brief, light snowfall.
2.
a. A sudden gust of wind.
b. A stirring mass, as of leaves or dust; a shower.
3. A sudden burst or commotion; a stir: a flurry of interest in the new product; a flurry of activity when the plane landed.
4. A short period of active trading, as on a stock exchange.
v. flur·ried, flur·ry·ing, flur·ries
v.tr.
To agitate, stir, or confuse.
v.intr.
To move or come down in a flurry.

[Perhaps from flurr, to scatter.]

flurry

(ˈflʌrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. a sudden commotion or burst of activity
2. a light gust of wind or rain or fall of snow
3. (Stock Exchange) stock exchange a sudden brief increase in trading or fluctuation in stock prices
4. (Fishing) the death spasms of a harpooned whale
vb, -ries, -rying or -ried
to confuse or bewilder or be confused or bewildered
[C17: from obsolete flurr to scatter, perhaps formed on analogy with hurry]

flur•ry

(ˈflɜr i, ˈflʌr i)

n., pl. -ries, n.
1. a light, brief shower of snow.
2. sudden commotion, excitement, confusion, or nervous hurry: a flurry of activity before the party.
3. a brief rise or fall in prices or a brief period of heavy trading on the stock exchange.
4. a sudden gust of wind.
v.t.
5. to make confused or agitated; fluster.
v.i.
6. (of snow) to fall or be blown in a flurry.
7. to move in an excited or agitated manner.
[1680–90; b. flutter and hurry]

Flurry

 a fluttering assembly of things.
Examples: flurry of birds [fluttering around before settling down on a lake or marsh]; of passions, 1710; of petals, 1884; of rain, 1892; of ruffles, 1882; of snow, 1836; of snowbirds, 1868; of snowflakes, 1883; of tempest, 1880; of wind.

flurry


Past participle: flurried
Gerund: flurrying

Imperative
flurry
flurry
Present
I flurry
you flurry
he/she/it flurries
we flurry
you flurry
they flurry
Preterite
I flurried
you flurried
he/she/it flurried
we flurried
you flurried
they flurried
Present Continuous
I am flurrying
you are flurrying
he/she/it is flurrying
we are flurrying
you are flurrying
they are flurrying
Present Perfect
I have flurried
you have flurried
he/she/it has flurried
we have flurried
you have flurried
they have flurried
Past Continuous
I was flurrying
you were flurrying
he/she/it was flurrying
we were flurrying
you were flurrying
they were flurrying
Past Perfect
I had flurried
you had flurried
he/she/it had flurried
we had flurried
you had flurried
they had flurried
Future
I will flurry
you will flurry
he/she/it will flurry
we will flurry
you will flurry
they will flurry
Future Perfect
I will have flurried
you will have flurried
he/she/it will have flurried
we will have flurried
you will have flurried
they will have flurried
Future Continuous
I will be flurrying
you will be flurrying
he/she/it will be flurrying
we will be flurrying
you will be flurrying
they will be flurrying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flurrying
you have been flurrying
he/she/it has been flurrying
we have been flurrying
you have been flurrying
they have been flurrying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flurrying
you will have been flurrying
he/she/it will have been flurrying
we will have been flurrying
you will have been flurrying
they will have been flurrying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flurrying
you had been flurrying
he/she/it had been flurrying
we had been flurrying
you had been flurrying
they had been flurrying
Conditional
I would flurry
you would flurry
he/she/it would flurry
we would flurry
you would flurry
they would flurry
Past Conditional
I would have flurried
you would have flurried
he/she/it would have flurried
we would have flurried
you would have flurried
they would have flurried
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flurry - a rapid active commotionflurry - a rapid active commotion    
ruckus, ruction, rumpus, commotion, din, tumult - the act of making a noisy disturbance
2.flurry - a light brief snowfall and gust of wind (or something resembling that)flurry - a light brief snowfall and gust of wind (or something resembling that); "he had to close the window against the flurries"; "there was a flurry of chicken feathers"
snow, snowfall - precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals
Verb1.flurry - move in an agitated or confused manner
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
2.flurry - cause to feel embarrassment; "The constant attention of the young man confused her"
befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, bedevil, fuddle, throw - be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher"
fluster - cause to be nervous or upset
bother - make confused or perplexed or puzzled
distract, deflect - draw someone's attention away from something; "The thief distracted the bystanders"; "He deflected his competitors"
abash, embarrass - cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious

flurry

noun
2. burst, spell, bout, outbreak, spurt a flurry of diplomatic activity
3. gust, shower, gale, swirl, squall, storm A flurry of snowflakes was scudding by the window.

flurry

noun
Agitated, excited movement and activity:
verb
To impair or destroy the composure of:
Informal: rattle.
Translations
إهْتِياج، إضْطِرابهَبَّة ريح فُجائِيَّه
poryvrozčilenírozrušenízávan
hektisk aktivitetsnebygeurovindkast
hózápor
hviîauppnám
lengvas sniegelis
brazmanemierssatraukumssniegelis
kar serpintisisağanakşaşkınlık

flurry

[ˈflʌrɪ] N [of wind, snow] → racha f, ráfaga f; [of rain] → chaparrón m (fig) [of excitement] → frenesí m
to be in a flurryestar nervioso
a flurry of activityun frenesí de actividad

flurry

[ˈflʌri] n
[snow] → rafale f
a flurry of activity → un débordement d'activité
a flurry of excitement → un frisson d'agitation

flurry

n
(of snow)Gestöber nt; (of rain)Guss m; (of wind)Stoß m; a flurry of blowsein Hagel mvon Schlägen
(fig)Aufregung f, → Nervosität f; in a flurryganz aufgescheucht, in großer Aufregung; a flurry of activityeine Hektik; a flurry of excitementhektische Aufregung

flurry

[ˈflʌrɪ] n (of snow) → turbine m; (of wind) → folata
a flurry of activity/excitement → una grande attività/un'improvvisa agitazione
in a flurry → in uno stato di agitazione or eccitazione

flurry

(ˈflari) , ((American) ˈflə:ri) plural ˈflurries noun
1. a sudden rush (of wind etc); light snow. A flurry of wind made the door bang; a flurry of excitement; The children expected a lot of snow but there were only flurries.
2. a confusion. She was in a flurry.