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  • verbdestroy
  • verbhurry

synonyms for scuttling

  • abandon
  • sink
  • submerge
  • scamper
  • scurry
  • run
  • dash
  • race
  • bustle
  • sprint
  • hasten
  • scramble
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How to use scuttling in a sentence

Only a lizard scuttling over the dark-washed bedroom wall, first cousin to the chameleon you saw at Abu Simbel.
ROUND THE WONDERFUL WORLDG. E. MITTON
He had just got to the top when the lights went out a second time, and he heard again the scuttling along the floor.
MASTERPIECES OF MYSTERY, VOL. 1 (OF 4)VARIOUS
It approached, and as it grew the shouts of rage in the Great Hall ceased, and a roar of scuttling feet was heard.
THE FALSE CHEVALIERWILLIAM DOUW LIGHTHALL
Twice they heard a sloshing a few feet away, and then the scuttling of an unseen animal.
THE JEWELS OF APTORSAMUEL R. DELANY
Guess was sitting in the sun, blinking lazily at a beetle which had been disturbed, and was now scuttling away for dear life.
THE TERMS OF SURRENDERLOUIS TRACY
As if in answer to her words, a joyous whoop was heard, and a scuttling among the branches.
QUICKSILVER SUELAURA ELIZABETH HOWE RICHARDS
Then, it moves about rapidly and with a scuttling gait, a combination of running and short hops.
FIELD STUDY OF KANSAS ANT-EATING FROGHENRY S. FITCH
Two or three boats passed on the river, scuttling, as it were, for shelter before the storm.
THE FORSYTE SAGA, VOLUME III.JOHN GALSWORTHY
Quick as a flash the rest of them—I counted nine and may have missed one or two—were scuttling off at his heels.
THE PIRATE OF PANAMAWILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE
It was night, black as pitch, but they knew that the wood must have been the scene of fighting by the scuttling of the rats.
CARRY ONCONINGSBY DAWSON
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