hurry-scurry

hur·ry-scur·ry

also hur·ry-skur·ry (hûr′ē-skûr′ē, hŭr′ē-skŭr′ē)
intr.v. hur·ry-scur·ried, hur·ry-scur·ry·ing, hur·ry-scur·ries also hur·ry-skur·ried or hur·ry-skur·ry·ing or hur·ry-skur·ries
To move or act with undue hurry and confusion.
n. pl. hur·ry-scur·ries also hur·ry-skur·ries
Confused haste; agitation.

[Reduplication of hurry.]

hur′ry-scur′ry adj.

hurry-scurry

adv
in frantic haste
adj
hasty and disorderly
n
disordered haste
vb (intr)
to rush about in confusion
[C18: reduplication of hurry; compare helter-skelter]

hur•ry-scur•ry

or hur•ry-skur•ry

(ˈhɜr iˈskɜr i, ˈhʌr iˈskʌr i)

n.
1. headlong, disorderly haste.
adv.
2. with hurrying and scurrying.
3. confusedly.
adj.
4. characterized by haste.
[1725–35]

hurry-scurry


Past participle: hurry-scurried
Gerund: hurry-scurrying

Imperative
hurry-scurry
hurry-scurry
Present
I hurry-scurry
you hurry-scurry
he/she/it hurry-scurries
we hurry-scurry
you hurry-scurry
they hurry-scurry
Preterite
I hurry-scurried
you hurry-scurried
he/she/it hurry-scurried
we hurry-scurried
you hurry-scurried
they hurry-scurried
Present Continuous
I am hurry-scurrying
you are hurry-scurrying
he/she/it is hurry-scurrying
we are hurry-scurrying
you are hurry-scurrying
they are hurry-scurrying
Present Perfect
I have hurry-scurried
you have hurry-scurried
he/she/it has hurry-scurried
we have hurry-scurried
you have hurry-scurried
they have hurry-scurried
Past Continuous
I was hurry-scurrying
you were hurry-scurrying
he/she/it was hurry-scurrying
we were hurry-scurrying
you were hurry-scurrying
they were hurry-scurrying
Past Perfect
I had hurry-scurried
you had hurry-scurried
he/she/it had hurry-scurried
we had hurry-scurried
you had hurry-scurried
they had hurry-scurried
Future
I will hurry-scurry
you will hurry-scurry
he/she/it will hurry-scurry
we will hurry-scurry
you will hurry-scurry
they will hurry-scurry
Future Perfect
I will have hurry-scurried
you will have hurry-scurried
he/she/it will have hurry-scurried
we will have hurry-scurried
you will have hurry-scurried
they will have hurry-scurried
Future Continuous
I will be hurry-scurrying
you will be hurry-scurrying
he/she/it will be hurry-scurrying
we will be hurry-scurrying
you will be hurry-scurrying
they will be hurry-scurrying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hurry-scurrying
you have been hurry-scurrying
he/she/it has been hurry-scurrying
we have been hurry-scurrying
you have been hurry-scurrying
they have been hurry-scurrying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hurry-scurrying
you will have been hurry-scurrying
he/she/it will have been hurry-scurrying
we will have been hurry-scurrying
you will have been hurry-scurrying
they will have been hurry-scurrying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hurry-scurrying
you had been hurry-scurrying
he/she/it had been hurry-scurrying
we had been hurry-scurrying
you had been hurry-scurrying
they had been hurry-scurrying
Conditional
I would hurry-scurry
you would hurry-scurry
he/she/it would hurry-scurry
we would hurry-scurry
you would hurry-scurry
they would hurry-scurry
Past Conditional
I would have hurry-scurried
you would have hurry-scurried
he/she/it would have hurry-scurried
we would have hurry-scurried
you would have hurry-scurried
they would have hurry-scurried
Translations

hurry-scurry

nGewühl nt, → Gewimmel nt
vi(hin und her) hasten, herumschwirren; (children, insects)wuseln
References in classic literature ?
It's like jumping from one bog to another, all through a swamp; borrow of one to pay another, and then borrow of another to pay one,--and these confounded notes falling due before a man has time to smoke a cigar and turn round,--dunning letters and dunning messages,--all scamper and hurry-scurry.
Sometimes his crew would be heard dashing along past the farmhouses at midnight, with whoop and halloo, like a troop of Don Cossacks; and the old dames, startled out of their sleep, would listen for a moment till the hurry-scurry had clattered by, and then exclaim, "Ay, there goes Brom Bones and his gang
Even in our commercialized and hurry-scurry season, we can recognize that this is what our hearts long for - the promise that God is with us.
He's about hurry-scurry over the whole pitch, which was fine for the in-your-faces, get on the front foot manner in which Hughes wanted Wales to play, but not for the more disciplined, patient, creative approach Toshack wants.
That swap amounted to the square route of sweet FA and it took Cole, hurry-scurry, twisty-turny Cole, to break a deadlock the big lads never once looked capable of breaching.
He was one of football's last real midfield terriers - all heart, desire, hurry-scurry, kick 'em, pick 'em up and kick 'em again.
And England's football must be marked by intelligence and style, industry and patience, not the hurry-scurry, boot-itlong, get-rid-of-it-quick variety which not only offends the eye but also has as much chance of succeeding in Japan as the Communist Party.
FROM THE MEANDERING, MYSTERI-ous Amazon to the hurry-scurry of its cities, Brazil is another world, a world of mythical dimensions.
The composure which David O'Leary has driven into his charge was plainly evident, his time on the ball in marked contrast to the hurry-scurry all around him at times.
Kanoute gave a masterful display and the two defenders showed David O'Leary's bright babes there is still a place for old men in our hurry-scurry Premiership.
Nowadays there''s few simple things, like a walk, a family Game, or a trip to the park, Everything''s so fast, so hurry-scurry, no more conversation Or idle chats or neighbourly care, I''m old, and maybe a bit nostalgic but I do enjoy my scattered Pictures of the way we were: GEORGE CARRICK, Cramlington.