Scud Scud (sk[u^]d), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Scudded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scudding}.] [Dan. skyde to shoot, shove, push, akin to skud shot, gunshot, a shoot, young bough, and to E. shoot. [root]159. See {Shoot}.] 1. To move swiftly; especially, to move as if driven forward by something. [1913 Webster]

The first nautilus that scudded upon the glassy surface of warm primeval oceans. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

The wind was high; the vast white clouds scudded over the blue heaven. --Beaconsfield. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) To be driven swiftly, or to run, before a gale, with little or no sail spread. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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