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flur·ry / ˈflərē; ˈflə-rē/ • n. (pl. -ries) a small swirling mass of something, esp. snow or leaves, moved by sudden gusts of wind: a flurry of snow. ∎  a sudden short period of commotion or excitement: there was a brief flurry of activity in the hall. ∎  a number of things arriving or happening during the same period: a flurry of editorials hostile to the administration.• v. (-ries, -ried) [intr.] (esp. of snow or leaves) be moved in small swirling masses by sudden gusts of wind: gusts of snow flurried through the door. ∎  (of a person) move quickly in a busy or agitated way: the waiter flurried between them.