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English noun: flurry

1. flurry (act) a rapid active commotion


Synonymsado, bustle, fuss, hustle, stir


Broader (hypernym)commotion, din, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, tumult

2. flurry (phenomenon) a light brief snowfall and gust of wind (or something resembling that)


SamplesHe had to close the window against the flurries.
There was a flurry of chicken feathers.


Synonymssnow flurry


Broader (hypernym)snow, snowfall


English verb: flurry

1. flurry (motion) move in an agitated or confused manner


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)move

2. flurry (emotion) cause to feel embarrassment


SamplesThe constant attention of the young man confused her.


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


Synonymsconfuse, disconcert, put off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)abash, embarrass


Narrower (hyponym)bother, deflect, distract, fluster


Verb groupbedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, fuddle, throw









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