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Meaning of SCUD

Pronunciation:  skud

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of moving along swiftly (as before a gale)
  2. [v]  run before a gale
  3. [v]  run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"
 

SCUD is a 4 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: dart, dash, flash, rack, scoot, scudding, shoot
 
 See Also: belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, cut back, flash back, hasten, hie, hotfoot, hurrying, pelt along, plunge, race, rush, rush along, sail, speed, speed, speeding

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Scud\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Scudded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Scudding}.] [Dan. skyde to shoot, shove, push, akin to skud
    shot, gunshot, a shoot, young bough, and to E. shoot.
    [root]159. See {Shoot}.]
    1. To move swiftly; especially, to move as if driven forward
       by something.
    
             The first nautilus that scudded upon the glassy
             surface of warm primeval oceans.      --I. Taylor.
    
             The wind was high; the vast white clouds scudded
             over the blue heaven.                 --Beaconsfield.
    
    2. (Naut.) To be driven swiftly, or to run, before a gale,
       with little or no sail spread.
    
    
  2. \Scud\, v. t.
    To pass over quickly. [R.] --Shenstone.
    
    
  3. \Scud\, n.
    1. The act of scudding; a driving along; a rushing with
       precipitation.
    
    2. Loose, vapory clouds driven swiftly by the wind.
    
             Borne on the scud of the sea.         --Longfellow.
    
             The scud was flying fast above us, throwing a veil
             over the moon.                        --Sir S.
                                                   Baker.
    
    3. A slight, sudden shower. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright.
    
    4. (Zo["o]l.) A small flight of larks, or other birds, less
       than a flock. [Prov. Eng.]
    
    5. (Zo["o]l.) Any swimming amphipod crustacean.
    
    {Storm scud}. See the Note under {Cloud}.
    
    
 

 

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