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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
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