AskDefine | Define flurry

Dictionary Definition



1 a rapid bustling commotion [syn: bustle, hustle, ado, fuss, stir]
2 a light brief snowfall and gust of wind (or something resembling that); "he had to close the window against the flurries"; "there was a flurry of chicken feathers" [syn: snow flurry]


1 move in an agitated or confused manner
2 cause to feel embarrassment; "The constant attention of the young man confused her" [syn: confuse, disconcert, put off] [also: flurried]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. a brief snowfall
  2. a shower of dust, leaves etc brought on by a sudden gust of wind
  3. any sudden activity; a stir
    The day before the wedding was a flurry of preparations.


  1. to move or fall in a flurry
  2. to agitate
  3. to make embarrassed; to disconcert

Extensive Definition

Flurry may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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