Definition of Flurry

1. Noun. A rapid active commotion.

Exact synonyms: Ado, Bustle, Fuss, Hustle, Stir
Generic synonyms: Commotion, Din, Ruckus, Ruction, Rumpus, Tumult
Derivative terms: Bustle, Fuss, Hustle

2. Verb. Move in an agitated or confused manner.
Generic synonyms: Move

3. Noun. A light brief snowfall and gust of wind (or something resembling that). "There was a flurry of chicken feathers"
Exact synonyms: Snow Flurry
Generic synonyms: Snow, Snowfall

4. Verb. Cause to feel embarrassment. "The bad news will flurry him"; "The constant attention of the young man confused her"
Exact synonyms: Confuse, Disconcert, Put Off
Related verbs: Bedevil, Befuddle, Confound, Confuse, Discombobulate, Fox, Fuddle, Throw
Specialized synonyms: Fluster, Bother, Deflect, Distract
Generic synonyms: Abash, Embarrass
Derivative terms: Confusion, Disconcertion, Disconcertment

Definition of Flurry

1. n. A sudden and brief blast or gust; a light, temporary breeze; as, a flurry of wind.

2. v. t. To put in a state of agitation; to excite or alarm.

Definition of Flurry

1. Noun. A brief snowfall. ¹

2. Noun. A shower of dust, leaves etc. brought on by a sudden gust of wind. ¹

3. Noun. Any sudden activity; a stir. ¹

4. Noun. A snack consisting of soft ice cream studded small pieces of fruit, cookie, etc. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To agitate, bewilder, disconcert. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To move or fall in a flurry. ¹

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Definition of Flurry

1. to confuse [v -RIED, -RYING, -RIES] - See also: confuse

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Literary usage of Flurry

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1. The Life and Theatrical Times of Charles Kean, F.S.A. by Fanny Kemble, Kate Field, John William Cole (1882)
"worry, flurry, hurry, row, fuss, bustle, bother, dissipation, and distraction, that it is vain hoping to add anything intelligible to it. Good-bye, dearest. ..."

2. Sterling Dialogues: A Choice Collection of Original Dialogues Suitable for edited by William M. Clark (1898)
"SENATOR flurry—Prize-fighter ? What do you call a member of the ... SENATOR flurry—And so am I; by Ned Stone. DEACON GREEN—He said ye was a lion. [Exit NED. ..."

3. From Harrison to Harding: A Personal Narrative, Covering a Third of a by Arthur Wallace Dunn (1922)
"... St. Louis Carry Out the Program and Nominate the Old Ticket—A Platform flurry, But the President Has His Way—Democracy Transferred from Bryan to Wilson. ..."

4. Palmer's Index to "The Times" NewspaperTimes (London, England) (1873)
"... 14 m 11/ others, for Robbery, 8 ; 6 rf flurry, Henry, for Misconduct, 1J 11 / Fletcher. Geo. John, for Stealing, lm 11/ her Paramour, lH 7/1 11 e Flynn, ..."

5. Records of Later Life by Fanny Kemble (1882)
"worry, flurry, hurry, row, fuss, bustle, bother, dissipation, and distraction, that it is vain hoping to add anything intelligible to it. Good-bye, dearest. ..."

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