verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for skittered
Keith had me do this as I skittered across the gym like a giraffe at watering hole.
I skittered those fat worms on the surface, and dropped them down to the bottom.Days in the Open|Lathan A. Crandall
She was shrieking, laughing as she skittered past him, clutching a gleaming gold helmet.Dream Town|Henry Slesar
John skittered to the far corner, tearing new holes in the old newspaper with frantic claws.Brown John's Body|Winston Marks
Bobby liked to watch the brisk puffs as they hit, spread in a fan-shaped ruffle of dark water and skittered away.The Adventures of Bobby Orde|Stewart Edward White
His curved fingers, still clutching, skittered over stark metal surfaces as he picked up speed.Ladies and Gentlemen |Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury) Cobb
British Dictionary definitions for skittered
Word Origin for skitter
Word Origin and History for skittered
"to run rapidly," 1845, frequentative of skite "to dart, run quickly" (1721), perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse skjota "to shoot, launch, move quickly, avoid (a blow)," or Norwegian dialectal skutla "glide rapidly"); see skittish. As a noun from 1905.