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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 ?
These skulking visitors would keep about the purlieus of the camp until daylight; when, on the first stir of life among the sleepers, they would scamper off until they reached some rising ground, where they would take their seats, and keep a sharp and hungry watch upon every movement.
And then he spied Kala, who, returning from a search for food with her young babe, was ignorant of the state of the mighty male's temper until suddenly the shrill warnings of her fellows caused her to scamper madly for safety.
Beneath the terrible ferocity of the beasts the men were soon scampering in all directions--those who still lived to scamper, for the great fangs of the apes of Akut and the tearing talons of Sheeta already had found more than a single victim.