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.
to cause to skitter.
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How to use skitter in a sentence
NASA scientists envision them one day skittering across the surface of Mars.Why ‘soft robots’ have NASA, doctors, and tech whizzes so excited | jakemeth | January 1, 2021 | Fortune
Like so many other deeply religious young men obsessed with fighting an ideological war, his mind was skittering.
It was a shame that Devore kept him skittering round on little picayunish jobs—running errands, that was really what it was.The Escape of Mr. Trimm | Irvin S. Cobb
Before he could recover himself and renew his assault, the window of the cabin had gone up with a skittering slam.The Backwoodsmen | Charles G. D. Roberts
A little jerk of my rod sent the bait skittering over the water, for all the world like a live flying-fish.Tales of Fishes | Zane Grey
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
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