scamper

Part of speech: verb

To hasten away; flee.

Part of speech: noun

A hurried flight.

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Usage examples "scamper":

  1. At this moment I saw the boy who had been speaking with Henry dart off suddenly, and scamper away in the direction of the village. - "Ellen Middleton--A Tale", Georgiana Fullerton.
  2. I will call Scamper, Buster, Wink, and Wiggle. - "Grand-Daddy Whiskers, M.D.", Nellie M. Leonard.
  3. But the cattle proceeded, as if seized with a sudden madness, to scamper about, then to gather together, squeezing closer and closer, and snuffing as before. - "Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom", Samuel Griswold Goodrich.