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synonyms for skittering

  • 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

antonyms for skittering

MOST RELEVANT
  • face
  • stand
  • stay
  • wait
  • walk
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How to use skittering 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 EXCITEDJAKEMETHJANUARY 1, 2021FORTUNE
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. TRIMMIRVIN S. COBB
Before he could recover himself and renew his assault, the window of the cabin had gone up with a skittering slam.
THE BACKWOODSMENCHARLES 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 FISHESZANE GREY
Skittering images of her zipped through his mind, only to be shoved aside.
THE SYNDICC.M. KORNBLUTH
He kept this up for a quarter of an hour, then made a rush up the pool, and a sidelong skittering leap on the surface.
DAYS OFFHENRY VAN DYKE
All five cans were blown to hell and sent skittering against the side of the hill.
THE SEX LIFE OF THE GODSMICHAEL KNERR
They had overwhelmed him, had sent his grain skittering back into those dead and gone periods when man's desires surmounted laws.
THE TRAIL HORDECHARLES ALDEN SELTZER
The shout sent Prince Machiavelli skittering up to Rick's neck and down inside his shirt.
THE SCARLET LAKE MYSTERYHAROLD LELAND GOODWIN
There was confusion of forms skittering about from hut to hut.
DUST OF THE DESERTROBERT WELLES RITCHIE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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