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scamper

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Noun, Verb (intransitive)
 : 
scamp=er

CIDE DICTIONARY

scamperv. i. [OF. escamper to escape, to save one's self; L. ex from + campus the field (sc. of battle). See Camp, and cf. Decamp, Scamp, n., Shamble, v. t.].
     To run with speed; to run or move in a quick, hurried manner; to hasten away.  Macaulay.  [1913 Webster]
    "The lady, however, . . . could not help scampering about the room after a mouse."  [1913 Webster]
scampern. 
     A scampering; a hasty flight.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

scamper, v. & n.
--v.intr. (usu. foll. by about, through) run and skip impulsively or playfully.
--n. the act or an instance of scampering.

Etymology
prob. formed as SCAMP(1)

THESAURUS

scamper

bolt, bundle, burst, burst of speed, bustle, canter, career, chase, crowd, dart, dash, dash off, dash on, dead run, dig out, dogtrot, double-time, drive, festinate, flank speed, flat-out speed, flee, fling, flurry, flutter, fly, forced draft, full gallop, gallop, get going, get moving, hand gallop, haste, hasten, hasten off, headlong rush, heavy right foot, helter-skelter, hie, high lope, hump, hump it, hurry, hurry away, hurry on, hurry through, hurry up, hurry-scurry, hurtle, hustle, jog trot, leap, light out, lope, lose no time, make haste, make off, maximum speed, move quickly, nip, nip off, open throttle, plunge, post, press on, push on, race, run, rush, rush through, scamper off, scoot, scour, scramble, screw, scud, scurry, scuttle, shoot, skedaddle, skin out, skip, speed, sprint, spurt, step on it, tear, tear off, tear out, trot, whip off, whiz off, wide-open speed

ROGET THESAURUS

scamper

Velocity

VB move quickly, trip, fisk, speed, hie, hasten, post, spank, scuttle, scud, scuddle, scour, scour the plain, scamper, run like mad, beat it, fly, race, run a race, cut away, shot, tear, whisk, zoom, swoosh, sweep, skim, brush, cut along, bowl along, barrel along, barrel, scorch, burn up the track, rush, dash on, dash off, dash forward, bolt, trot, gallop, amble, troll, bound, flit, spring, dart, boom, march in quick time, march in double time, ride hard, get over the ground, hurry, accelerate, put on, quicken, quicken one's pace, mend one's pace, clap spurs to one's horse, make haste, make rapid strides, make forced marches, make the best of one's way, put one's best leg foremost, stir one's stumps, wing one's way, set off at a score, carry sail, crowd sail, go off like a shot, go like a shot, go ahead, gain ground, outstrip the wind, fly on the wings of the wind, keep up with, keep pace with, outstrip, outmarch.


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