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scud / skəd/ • v. (scud·ded , scud·ding ) [intr.] move fast in a straight line because or as if driven by the wind: we lie watching the clouds scudding across the sky three small ships were scudding before a brisk breeze. • n. 1. chiefly poetic/lit. a formation of vapory clouds driven fast by the wind. ∎  a mass of windblown spray. ∎  a driving shower of rain or snow; a gust. ∎  the action of moving fast in a straight line when driven by the wind: the scud of the clouds before the wind. 2. (Scud) (also Scud mis·sile) a type of long-range surface-to-surface guided missile able to be fired from a mobile launcher.

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scud A popular name for stratus fractus (fractostratus), a fragmented low cloud moving quickly beneath rain clouds.

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scud Popular term for stratus fractus (fractostratus), a fragmented low cloud moving quickly beneath rain clouds.

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scud move briskly, now esp. of objects driven by the wind. XVI. poss. alt. of SCUT, as if to race like a hare.

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scudblood, bud, crud, cud, dud, flood, Judd, mud, rudd, scud, spud, stud, sudd, thud •redbud • lifeblood •stick-in-the-mud

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