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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.
1. The act of scudding.
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.]
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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
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]
(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
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v. scud•ded, scud•ding,
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.
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]
a surface-to-surface missile, esp. one deployed on a mobile launcher.
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Past participle: scudded
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|Noun||1.||scud - the act of moving along swiftly (as before a gale)|
|Verb||1.||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"
|2.||scud - run before a gale|
sail - travel on water propelled by wind; "I love sailing, especially on the open sea"; "the ship sails on"
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scud[skʌd] VI to scud along → correr (llevado por el viento), deslizarse rápidamente
the clouds were scudding across the sky → las nubes pasaban rápidamente a través del cielo
the ship scudded before the wind → el barco iba viento en popa
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