Thesaurus / scamper
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
It is interesting to note in the Waggoners' Accounts which of the teamsters apparently took a horse and "scamper'd."
CONESTOGA WAGONS IN BRADDOCK'S CAMPAIGN, 1755DON H. BERKEBILE
The third man had sufficient command of his wits to take to his heels and scamper away.
WITH DRAKE ON THE SPANISH MAINHERBERT STRANG
Only ten feet away lay the chestnut-haired girl who "was a great one to scamper."
With frantic haste they fix the hook into the lattice-work beneath the porch and scamper back.
BACK HOMEEUGENE WOOD
He happened to be on deck when the masts were carried away, but managed to scamper off without getting hurt.
VOYAGE OF THE LIBERDADECAPTAIN JOSHUA SLOCUM
We rode on and on, and every instant I expected to see them start off, and scamper away fleet as the wind.
IN THE WILDS OF AFRICAW.H.G. KINGSTON
Naturally enough, our first impulse on dismounting was to scamper off to the Great Geyser.
By Jove, you did hop into that roofless house and scamper out of that spinney!
THE RED HORIZONPATRICK MACGILL
A scamper of feet fetched me out of my berth and up on deck.
FROM A CORNISH WINDOWARTHUR THOMAS QUILLER-COUCH
Crowfoot took his cue quickly enough, for I saw him scamper.
FRANK MERRIWELL'S TRIUMPHBURT L. STANDISH
WORDS RELATED TO SCAMPER
- beat it
- clear out
- cut and run
- dog it
- go like lightning
- leg it
- light out
- make a break
- make off
- make tracks
- take flight
- take off
- tear out
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