Definition of skirr in English:

skirr

verb

rare
  • no object, with adverbial of direction Move rapidly, especially with a whirring sound.

    ‘five dark birds rose skirring away’
    • ‘His chuckle was as affable and reassuring as the skirr of a buzz-saw.’
    • ‘Whereupon, a spandrel skirrs, having put the ‘maze’ in paronomasia.’
    • ‘Only two days on the job, but 18-year-old Talia already knows the drill as her green mountain bike skirrs over potholes in turbid laneways.’
    dash, dart, run, sprint, race, rush, hurry, hasten, hare, hurtle, bolt, shoot, charge, career, speed, fly, whizz, zoom
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Origin

Mid 16th century: perhaps related to scour or scour.

Pronunciation

skirr

/skəː/