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flur•ry



Pronunciation: (flûr'ē, flur'ē), [key]
n., pl. -ries,
v., -ried, -ry•ing.


n.
1. a light, brief shower of snow.
2. sudden commotion, excitement, or confusion; nervous hurry: There was a flurry of activity before the guests arrived.
3. Stock Exchange.
a. a brief rise or fall in prices.
b. a brief, unusually heavy period of trading.
4. a sudden gust of wind.

v.t.
to put (a person) into a flurry; confuse; fluster.

v.i.
1. (of snow) to fall or be blown in a flurry.
2. to move in an excited or agitated manner.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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