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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flurry  \Flur"ry\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Flurried};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Flurrying}.] 
  To  put  in  a  state  of  agitation;  to  excite  or  alarm.  --H. 
  Swinburne. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flurry  \Flur"ry\,  n.;  pl  {Flurries}.  [Prov.  E.  flur  to  ruffle.] 
  1.  A  sudden  and  brief  blast  or  gust;  a  light,  temporary 
  breeze;  as  a  flurry  of  wind. 
 
  2.  A  light  shower  or  snowfall  accompanied  with  wind. 
 
  Like  a  flurry  of  snow  on  the  whistling  wind. 
  --Longfellow. 
 
  3.  Violent  agitation;  commotion;  bustle;  hurry. 
 
  The  racket  and  flurry  of  London.  --Blakw.  Mag. 
 
  4.  The  violent  spasms  of  a  dying  whale. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flurry 
  n  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}] 
  v  1:  move  in  an  agitated  or  confused  manner 
  2:  cause  to  feel  embarrassment;  "The  constant  attention  of  the 
  young  man  confused  her"  [syn:  {confuse},  {consternate},  {disconcert}, 
  {put  off}] 




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