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synonyms for skitter

  • bound
  • carom
  • flit
  • gambol
  • graze
  • lope
  • prance
  • ricochet
  • scamper
  • scoot
  • skim
  • tiptoe
  • bob
  • bolt
  • buck
  • canter
  • caper
  • cavort
  • dance
  • flee
  • fly
  • frisk
  • glance
  • hop
  • leap
  • run
  • skedaddle
  • spring
  • step
  • trip
  • hippety-hop
  • make off
  • skirr
See also synonyms for: skittered / skittering
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antonyms for skitter

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  • face
  • stand
  • stay
  • wait
  • walk
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How to use skitter in a sentence

Scorpions use tiny hairs on their legs and body to sense vibrations and will likely skitter into a safe hiding place before you even see them.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SCORPION STINGS AND VENOMJOHN KENNEDYJULY 22, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Researchers will unsettle the pond bottom and the beetles float to the surface, where they skitter around upside-down, he explains.
THESE BEETLES WALK ON WATER, UPSIDE DOWN, UNDERNEATH THE SURFACEJAKE BUEHLERJUNE 28, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Let the green stalks spurt and skitter across the skillet just until they turn bright green with a few spotty blisters.
SEARED STEAK AND ASPARAGUS DONBURI TAKE THAT BOWL OF RICE TO NEW HEIGHTSDANIELA GALARZAJUNE 3, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Moving another notch down caused the picture to skitter back and forth on the screen.
THE TIME TRADERSANDRE NORTON
When you quit Skitter Bend, like the whipped cur you wus, I wus right hot on your trail.
THE NIGHT RIDERSRIDGWELL CULLUM
We saw the ruffled grouse whir through the thickets and the wild ducks skitter down the stream ahead of us.
DAYS OFFHENRY VAN DYKE
He divided with me, told me to fasten one upon the end of my line and skitter it over the water.
WITH ROD AND LINE IN COLORADO WATERSLEWIS B. FRANCE
Skitter and spit dust—use it all, but keep us clear for three minutes!
THE BUTTERFLY KISSARTHUR DEKKER SAVAGE
I saw Daniel the Mystic scramble to his feet and skitter about.
BACK HOMEIRVIN S. COBB
That is, if anyone tried to lay alongside one of those scoopships, he'd be detected and the ship would skitter away.
INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTIONPOUL WILLIAM ANDERSON
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WORDS RELATED TO SKITTER

  • bounce
  • bound
  • caper
  • dance
  • hurdle
  • leap
  • lop
  • lope
  • skip
  • skitter
  • spring
  • step
  • trip
  • vault
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