[ skit-er ]
/ ˈskɪt ər /
verb (used without object)
to go, run, or glide lightly or rapidly.
to skim along a surface.
Angling. to draw a lure or a baited hook over the water with a skipping motion.
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Origin of skitter
variant of skite1
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How to use skitter in a sentence
Keith had me do this as I skittered across the gym like a giraffe at watering hole.
You needn't tell me that Clarke or Mrs. Lambert got up and skittered around the room doing those things.
Little Frank skittered about, planting with desultory action such pumpkin seeds as he did not eat.
I skittered those fat worms on the surface, and dropped them down to the bottom.
They skittered foolishly over the water, seeming to pay no attention to anything save the sheer joy of being alive.
The Uranian skittered across a hundred feet of water and walked out on the land.
British Dictionary definitions for skitter
(intr often foll by off) to move or run rapidly or lightly; scamper
to skim or cause to skim lightly and rapidly, as across the surface of water
(intr) angling to draw a bait lightly over the surface of water
Word Origin for skitter
C19: probably from dialect skite to dash about; related to Old Norse skjōta to shoot
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