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FLURRY (flurried)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does flurry mean? 

FLURRY (noun)
  The noun FLURRY has 2 senses:

1. a rapid active commotion
2. a light brief snowfall and gust of wind (or something resembling that)

  Familiarity information: FLURRY used as a noun is rare.


FLURRY (verb)
  The verb FLURRY has 2 senses:

1. move in an agitated or confused manner
2. cause to feel embarrassment

  Familiarity information: FLURRY used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FLURRY (noun)


Sense 1flurry [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A rapid active commotion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

ado; bustle; flurry; hustle; stir; fuss

Hypernyms ("flurry" is a kind of...):

commotion; din; ruckus; ruction; rumpus; tumult (the act of making a noisy disturbance)


Sense 2flurry [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A light brief snowfall and gust of wind (or something resembling that)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

snow flurry; flurry

Context examples:

he had to close the window against the flurries / there was a flurry of chicken feathers

Hypernyms ("flurry" is a kind of...):

snow; snowfall (precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals)


FLURRY (verb)


Sense 1flurry [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move in an agitated or confused manner

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "flurry" is one way to...):

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2flurry [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to feel embarrassment

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

disconcert; flurry; confuse; put off

Context example:

The constant attention of the young man confused her

Hypernyms (to "flurry" is one way to...):

abash; embarrass (cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "flurry"):

fluster (cause to be nervous or upset)

bother (make confused or perplexed or puzzled)

deflect; distract (draw someone's attention away from something)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

The bad news will flurry him
The good news will flurry her


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