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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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