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scud

 (skŭd)
intr.v. scud·ded, scud·ding, scuds
1. To run or skim along swiftly and easily: dark clouds scudding by.
2. Nautical To run before a gale with little or no sail set.
n.
1. The act of scudding.
2.
a. Wind-driven clouds, mist, or rain.
b. A gust of wind.
c. Ragged low clouds, moving rapidly beneath another cloud layer.

[Possibly from Middle English scut, rabbit, rabbit's tail; see scut1.]

scud

(skʌd)
vb, scuds, scudding or scudded
1. (intr) (esp of clouds) to move along swiftly and smoothly
2. (Nautical Terms) (intr) nautical to run before a gale
3. (tr) Scot to hit; slap
n
4. the act of scudding
5. (Physical Geography) meteorol
a. a formation of low fractostratus clouds driven by a strong wind beneath rain-bearing clouds
b. a sudden shower or gust of wind
6. Scot a slap
[C16: probably of Scandinavian origin; related to Norwegian skudda to thrust, Swedish skudda to shake]

Scud

(skʌd)
n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) informal a Soviet-made surface-to-surface missile, originally designed to carry nuclear warheads and with a range of 300 km; later modified to achieve greater range: used by Iraq in the Iran-Iraq War and in the Gulf Wars

scud

(skʌd)

v. scud•ded, scud•ding,
n. v.i.
1. to run or move quickly or hurriedly.
2. Naut. to run before a gale with little or no sail set.
n.
3. the act of scudding.
4.
a. clouds, spray, or mist driven by the wind.
b. a driving shower.
c. a gust of wind.
5. low-drifting clouds appearing beneath a cloud from which precipitation is falling.
[1525–35; < Middle Low German schudden to shake]

Scud

(skʌd)
n.
a surface-to-surface missile, esp. one deployed on a mobile launcher.

scud


Past participle: scudded
Gerund: scudding

Imperative
scud
scud
Present
I scud
you scud
he/she/it scuds
we scud
you scud
they scud
Preterite
I scudded
you scudded
he/she/it scudded
we scudded
you scudded
they scudded
Present Continuous
I am scudding
you are scudding
he/she/it is scudding
we are scudding
you are scudding
they are scudding
Present Perfect
I have scudded
you have scudded
he/she/it has scudded
we have scudded
you have scudded
they have scudded
Past Continuous
I was scudding
you were scudding
he/she/it was scudding
we were scudding
you were scudding
they were scudding
Past Perfect
I had scudded
you had scudded
he/she/it had scudded
we had scudded
you had scudded
they had scudded
Future
I will scud
you will scud
he/she/it will scud
we will scud
you will scud
they will scud
Future Perfect
I will have scudded
you will have scudded
he/she/it will have scudded
we will have scudded
you will have scudded
they will have scudded
Future Continuous
I will be scudding
you will be scudding
he/she/it will be scudding
we will be scudding
you will be scudding
they will be scudding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scudding
you have been scudding
he/she/it has been scudding
we have been scudding
you have been scudding
they have been scudding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scudding
you will have been scudding
he/she/it will have been scudding
we will have been scudding
you will have been scudding
they will have been scudding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scudding
you had been scudding
he/she/it had been scudding
we had been scudding
you had been scudding
they had been scudding
Conditional
I would scud
you would scud
he/she/it would scud
we would scud
you would scud
they would scud
Past Conditional
I would have scudded
you would have scudded
he/she/it would have scudded
we would have scudded
you would have scudded
they would have scudded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scud - the act of moving along swiftly (as before a gale)
hurrying, speeding, speed - changing location rapidly
Verb1.scud - run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"
plunge - dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity; "She plunged at it eagerly"
shoot down, tear, buck, charge, shoot - move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"
hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it, belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten - move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street"
2.scud - run before a gale
navigation, pilotage, piloting - the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
sail - travel on water propelled by wind; "I love sailing, especially on the open sea"; "the ship sails on"

scud

verb fly, race, speed, shoot, blow, sail, skim heavy, rain-laden clouds scudding across the sky
Translations
puuska

scud

[skʌd] VI to scud alongcorrer (llevado por el viento), deslizarse rápidamente
the clouds were scudding across the skylas nubes pasaban rápidamente a través del cielo
the ship scudded before the windel barco iba viento en popa

scud

viflitzen; (clouds)jagen

scud

[skʌd] vi clouds were scudding across the sky (liter) → le nuvole si rincorrevano nel cielo
References in classic literature ?
The clouds, as if tired of their furious chase, were breaking asunder; the heavier volumes, gathering in black masses about the horizon, while the lighter scud still hurried above the water, or eddied among the tops of the mountains, like broken flights of birds, hovering around their roosts.
Nothing flourished in the cold, moist, pitiless atmosphere, drifting with the brackish scud of sea-breezes, except the moss along the joints of the shingle-roof, and the great bunch of weeds, that had lately been suffering from drought, in the angle between the two front gables.
But high above the flying scud and dark-rolling clouds, there floated a little isle of sunlight, from which beamed forth an angel's face; and this bright face shed a distinct spot of radiance upon the ship's tossed deck, something like that silver plate now inserted into the Victory's plank where Nelson fell.
The scud all a flyin' That's his flip only foamin'; When he stirs in the spicin', -- Such a funny, sporty, gamy, jesty, joky, hoky-poky lad, is the Ocean, oh
Don Quixote, fancying that his foe was coming down upon him flying, drove his spurs vigorously into Rocinante's lean flanks and made him scud along in such style that the history tells us that on this occasion only was he known to make something like running, for on all others it was a simple trot with him; and with this unparalleled fury he bore down where he of the Mirrors stood digging his spurs into his horse up to buttons, without being able to make him stir a finger's length from the spot where he had come to a standstill in his course.
The scud had banked over the moon, and it was now quite dark.
It seemed indeed as if the whole country in that direction was on fire--a broad hillside set with minute tongues of flame, swaying and writhing with the gusts of the dying storm, and throwing a red reflection upon the cloud scud above.
Then you must not pay us; we can scud, like the Pharaon, under bare poles.
Argives," he cried, "cowardly miserable creatures, have you no shame to stand here like frightened fawns who, when they can no longer scud over the plain, huddle together, but show no fight?
When they have scud for some distance and left their pursuer behind, they will suddenly stop and turn to gaze at the object of their alarm.
Look not behind thee, then, at its unavoidable degradation; but take courage, ply thy legs with vigor, and scud for the hippodrome
A sudden scud of rain, driving full in her face, made it impossible for her to observe anything further, and fixed all her thoughts on the welfare of her new straw bonnet; and she was actually under the abbey walls, was springing, with Henry's assistance, from the carriage, was beneath the shelter of the old porch, and had even passed on to the hall, where her friend and the general were waiting to welcome her, without feeling one awful foreboding of future misery to herself, or one moment's suspicion of any past scenes of horror being acted within the solemn edifice.