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  1. the act of moving along swiftly (as before a gale)


  1. run or move very quickly or hastily; “She dashed into the yard”
  2. run before a gale

From LookUp: Verb

  1. 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


  1. Meteorology Literary a formation of vapory clouds driven fast by the wind the water is glassy under a scud of mist | the picturesque shoreline disappeared into low-cloud scud and rain

a mass of windblown spray.

Meteorology a driving shower of rain or snow; a gust scuds of rain gave way to sun

Meteorology the action of moving fast in a straight line when driven by the wind the scud of the clouds before the wind

  1. Weapons (also Scud) a type of long-range surface-to-surface guided missile able to be fired from a mobile launcher.


mid 16th century (as a verb): perhaps an alteration of the noun scut, thus reflecting the sense ‘race like a hare’

early 19th century: of uncertain origin


in the scud



  1. a few dark clouds scudded across the sky

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