flurry flurry  /f ˈlɜ ri/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a rapid active commotion
  2. (n) a light brief snowfall and gust of wind (or something resembling that)
  3. (v) move in an agitated or confused manner
  4. (v) cause to feel embarrassment

Usage(s):

  • She returned to France to disprove rumors that her unwillingness to train hard had been behind her flurry of disappointing performances.

News

  1. Partial vote count in Iran gives Rowhani wide lead

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's reformist-backed presidential candidate surged to a wide lead in a partial vote count Saturday, a top official said, suggesting a flurry of late support could have swayed a race that once appeared solidly in the hands of Tehran's ruling clerics.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Early vote count in Iran gives Rowhani wide lead

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's reformist-backed presidential candidate surged to a wide lead in early vote counting Saturday, a top official said, suggesting a flurry of late support could have swayed a race that once appeared solidly in the hands of Tehran's ruling clerics.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Flurry finds Millennials use health and fitness apps more than other age groups

    Given our addiction to smartphones and tablets, mobile consumers are already primed for the coming onslaught of wearable computing devices. Indeed, we’re so tied to our mobile gadgets today that we might as well call them wearable, according to the latest research from the mobile advertising company Flurry. Based on random sample data from more [...]
    on June 14, 2013     Source: MedCity News

Quotes

  1. ...about Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez's admission that he used performance enhancing substances years ago while playing for the Texas Rangers, Obama said, "I think it's depressing news on top of what's been a flurry of depressing items when...
    on Feb 9, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Battle Creek Enquirer

  2. "We feel we have signed an exciting young player in Marvin," Southgate told the club's website, mfc.co.uk. "Last season was his breakthrough year at Sparta Rotterdam and he ended the campaign with a flurry, scoring eight goals in his final 10...
    on Jul 4, 2008 By: Gareth Southgate Source: Independent

  3. FairVote's executive director Rob Richie says despite an initial "flurry of excitement" around such bills, they often face tough opposition "infused with partisanship."
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Rob Richie Source: The Associated Press

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