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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 scud /ˈskʌd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scud v. i. [imp. & p. p. Scudded; p. pr. & vb. n. Scudding.]
 1. To move swiftly; especially, to move as if driven forward by something.
    The first nautilus that scudded upon the glassy surface of warm primeval oceans.   --I. Taylor.
    The wind was high; the vast white clouds scudded over the blue heaven.   --Beaconsfield.
 2. Naut. To be driven swiftly, or to run, before a gale, with little or no sail spread.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scud, v. t. To pass over quickly. [R.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scud, n.
 1. The act of scudding; a driving along; a rushing with precipitation.
 2. Loose, vapory clouds driven swiftly by the wind.
    Borne on the scud of the sea.   --Longfellow.
    The scud was flying fast above us, throwing a veil over the moon.   --Sir S. Baker.
 3. A slight, sudden shower. [Prov. Eng.]
 4. Zool. A small flight of larks, or other birds, less than a flock. [Prov. Eng.]
 5. Zool. Any swimming amphipod crustacean.
 Storm scud. See the Note under Cloud.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the act of moving along swiftly (as before a gale) [syn: scudding]
      v 1: run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the
           yard" [syn: dart, dash, scoot, flash, shoot]
      2: run before a gale [syn: rack]
      [also: scudding, scudded]