I. intransitive verb (scudded; scudding) Etymology: perhaps from Middle Dutch schudden to shake Date: 1532 1. to move or run swiftly especially as if driven forward <
clouds scudding across the sky
2. to run before a gale II. noun Date: 1609 1. the action of scudding ; rush 2. a. loose vapory clouds driven swiftly by the wind b. (1) a slight sudden shower (2) mist, rain, snow, or spray driven by the wind c. a gust of wind

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