to run or go hastily or quickly.
to run playfully about, as a child.
a scampering; a quick run.
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How to use scamper in a sentence
Sauteur d’Alfort rabbits aren’t the only animal to adopt an odd scamper if there’s a mutation to this gene, known as RORB.A gene defect may make rabbits do handstands instead of hop | Erin Garcia de Jesús | March 25, 2021 | Science News
With faces painted and bandannas wrapped around their heads, pro-Morsi kids scamper around the Rabaa mosque sit-in.
The children scamper around the empty clinic lobby in tiaras, filling the place with laughter.In Wichita, the Ground Zero of the Abortion War, a New Clinic Rises | Allison Yarrow | January 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
When fighting flares over Gaza, world leaders and pundits scamper to the same old and feeble solution: a ceasefire.Hamas Bears Lion’s Share of Blame for Israel-Gaza Tensions | Leslie H. Gelb | November 18, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Still, they scamper after their generalissimo in the end, and meanwhile he is much too dignified to look back.Spanish Life in Town and Country | L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
A great scamper ensued, as you may imagine, and then from each German trench burst out a heavy rifle fire.Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie | George Brenton Laurie
Herds of deer scamper across its grassy slopes, and afford excellent stalking to the hospitable owner and his guests.Yachting Vol. 2 | Various.
But how those astounded artillery men—those of them who could run at all—did scamper out of there."Shiloh" as Seen by a Private Soldier | Warren Olney
There was a quick scamper of feet as Will stepped out, then silence!The Call of the Beaver Patrol | V. T. Sherman
British Dictionary definitions for scamper
to run about playfully
(often foll by through) to hurry quickly through (a place, task, book, etc)
the act of scampering
- scamperer, noun
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