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scam·per

 (skăm′pər)
intr.v. scam·pered, scam·per·ing, scam·pers
To run or go quickly and lightly: children scampering off to play.
n.
A quick light run or movement.

[Probably from Flemish schampeeren, frequentative of obsolete Dutch schampen, to run away, decamp, from Middle Dutch ontscampen, from Old French escamper, from Old Italian scampare, from Vulgar Latin *excampāre, from Latin ex campō, out of the field : ex, away; see ex- + campō, ablative of campus, field; see campus.]

scamper

(ˈskæmpə)
vb (intr)
1. to run about playfully
2. (often foll by through) to hurry quickly through (a place, task, book, etc)
n
the act of scampering
[C17: probably from scamp (vb); see scamp1]
ˈscamperer n

scamp•er

(ˈskæm pər)

v.i.
1. to run or go hastily.
2. to run playfully about; caper.
n.
3. an act or instance of scampering.
[1680–90; obsolete scamp (see scamp) + -er6]

scamper


Past participle: scampered
Gerund: scampering

Imperative
scamper
scamper
Present
I scamper
you scamper
he/she/it scampers
we scamper
you scamper
they scamper
Preterite
I scampered
you scampered
he/she/it scampered
we scampered
you scampered
they scampered
Present Continuous
I am scampering
you are scampering
he/she/it is scampering
we are scampering
you are scampering
they are scampering
Present Perfect
I have scampered
you have scampered
he/she/it has scampered
we have scampered
you have scampered
they have scampered
Past Continuous
I was scampering
you were scampering
he/she/it was scampering
we were scampering
you were scampering
they were scampering
Past Perfect
I had scampered
you had scampered
he/she/it had scampered
we had scampered
you had scampered
they had scampered
Future
I will scamper
you will scamper
he/she/it will scamper
we will scamper
you will scamper
they will scamper
Future Perfect
I will have scampered
you will have scampered
he/she/it will have scampered
we will have scampered
you will have scampered
they will have scampered
Future Continuous
I will be scampering
you will be scampering
he/she/it will be scampering
we will be scampering
you will be scampering
they will be scampering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scampering
you have been scampering
he/she/it has been scampering
we have been scampering
you have been scampering
they have been scampering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scampering
you will have been scampering
he/she/it will have been scampering
we will have been scampering
you will have been scampering
they will have been scampering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scampering
you had been scampering
he/she/it had been scampering
we had been scampering
you had been scampering
they had been scampering
Conditional
I would scamper
you would scamper
he/she/it would scamper
we would scamper
you would scamper
they would scamper
Past Conditional
I would have scampered
you would have scampered
he/she/it would have scampered
we would have scampered
you would have scampered
they would have scampered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scamper - rushing about hastily in an undignified wayscamper - rushing about hastily in an undignified way
rush, rushing, haste, hurry - the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner; "in his haste to leave he forgot his book"
Verb1.scamper - to move about or proceed hurriedly; "so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground"
crab - scurry sideways like a crab
run - move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time; "Don't run--you'll be out of breath"; "The children ran to the store"

scamper

verb run, dash, dart, fly, hurry, sprint, romp, beetle, hasten, scuttle, scurry, scoot, hie (archaic) The flash sent the foxes scampering away.

scamper

verb
To move swiftly on foot so that both feet leave the ground during each stride:
Translations
يَنْطَلِق مُسْرِعاً
pelášit
pile
iramodik
skjótast, òjóta
laisties lapāsmukt
seğirtmek

scamper

[ˈskæmpəʳ] VIescabullirse
to scamper in/outentrar/salir corriendo
to scamper alongir corriendo
scamper about VI + ADVcorretear
scamper away scamper off VI + ADVescabullirse

scamper

[ˈskæmpər] vi
to scamper away → détaler

scamper

n they can go for a scamper in the gardensie können im Garten herumtollen
vi (person, child, puppy)tollen; (rabbit)hoppeln; (squirrel, mice)huschen

scamper

[ˈskæmpəʳ] vi + adv (child) to scamper aboutscorrazzare
to scamper in/out → entrare/uscire di corsa
to scamper away, scamper off → darsela a gambe

scamper

(ˈskӕmpə) verb
to run quickly and lightly. The mouse scampered away when it saw me.
References in classic literature ?
Remember how they barked and scampered all about the beach.
He barked invitation to his brother, scampered away half a dozen jumps, scampered back, and dabbed playfully at Michael with one fore-paw in added emphasis of invitation ere he scampered away again.
Their quick and suspicious eyes caught the slightest sinister movement, and they turned and scampered off.
His shot produced no other effect than to increase the speed of the buffalo, and to frighten his own horse, who took to his heels, and scampered off with all the ammunition.
Just at that moment they heard the cry of a pack of hounds coming towards them, and the Cat immediately scampered up a tree and hid herself in the boughs.
And then they scampered in all directions, for Toto had awakened from his sleep, and seeing all these mice around him he gave one bark of delight and jumped right into the middle of the group.
They knew the kitten, by this time, so they scampered over to where she lay beside Jim and commenced to frisk and play with her.
The beast scampered zigzag across the road and the others ran into him; he scraped Blucher against carts and the corners of houses; the road was fenced in with high stone walls, and the donkey gave him a polishing first on one side and then on the other, but never once took the middle; he finally came to the house he was born in and darted into the parlor, scraping Blucher off at the doorway.
The younger and lighter members of his tribe scampered to the higher branches of the great trees to escape his wrath; risking their lives upon branches that scarce supported their weight rather than face old Kerchak in one of his fits of uncontrolled anger.
But there was that in him deeper than all the law he had learned, than the customs that had moulded him, than his love for the master, than the very will to live of himself; and when, in the moment of his indecision, Collie nipped him and scampered off, he turned and followed after.
The hoofs of his horse often threatened the heads of the running men, but they scampered with sin- gular fortune.
The robbers, who had been not a little frightened by the opening concert, had now no doubt that some frightful hobgoblin had broken in upon them, and scampered away as fast as they could.