scarper


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scarper

or

scarpa

vb (intr)
to depart in haste
n
a hasty departure
[C19: probably an adaptation of Italian scappare to escape; perhaps influenced by folk etymology Scapa Flow Cockney rhyming slang for go]

scarp•er

(ˈskɑr pər)

v.i. Brit.
to depart suddenly; flee.
[1840–50; orig. argot, probably < Polari « Italian scappare to flee]

scarper


Past participle: scarpered
Gerund: scarpering

Imperative
scarper
scarper
Present
I scarper
you scarper
he/she/it scarpers
we scarper
you scarper
they scarper
Preterite
I scarpered
you scarpered
he/she/it scarpered
we scarpered
you scarpered
they scarpered
Present Continuous
I am scarpering
you are scarpering
he/she/it is scarpering
we are scarpering
you are scarpering
they are scarpering
Present Perfect
I have scarpered
you have scarpered
he/she/it has scarpered
we have scarpered
you have scarpered
they have scarpered
Past Continuous
I was scarpering
you were scarpering
he/she/it was scarpering
we were scarpering
you were scarpering
they were scarpering
Past Perfect
I had scarpered
you had scarpered
he/she/it had scarpered
we had scarpered
you had scarpered
they had scarpered
Future
I will scarper
you will scarper
he/she/it will scarper
we will scarper
you will scarper
they will scarper
Future Perfect
I will have scarpered
you will have scarpered
he/she/it will have scarpered
we will have scarpered
you will have scarpered
they will have scarpered
Future Continuous
I will be scarpering
you will be scarpering
he/she/it will be scarpering
we will be scarpering
you will be scarpering
they will be scarpering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scarpering
you have been scarpering
he/she/it has been scarpering
we have been scarpering
you have been scarpering
they have been scarpering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scarpering
you will have been scarpering
he/she/it will have been scarpering
we will have been scarpering
you will have been scarpering
they will have been scarpering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scarpering
you had been scarpering
he/she/it had been scarpering
we had been scarpering
you had been scarpering
they had been scarpering
Conditional
I would scarper
you would scarper
he/she/it would scarper
we would scarper
you would scarper
they would scarper
Past Conditional
I would have scarpered
you would have scarpered
he/she/it would have scarpered
we would have scarpered
you would have scarpered
they would have scarpered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.scarper - fleescarper - flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
go forth, leave, go away - go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight"
flee, take flight, fly - run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled"
skedaddle - run away, as if in a panic

scarper

verb (Brit. slang) run away, flee, disappear, go, depart, clear off (informal), beat it (slang), make off, abscond, decamp, take flight, hook it (slang), run for it, slope off, cut and run (informal), beat a hasty retreat, do a bunk (Brit. slang), scram (informal), take yourself off, skedaddle (informal), vamoose (slang, chiefly U.S.), make yourself scarce (informal), take to your heels I've never seen anyone scarper so fast.
Translations

scarper

[ˈskɑːpəʳ] VI (Brit) → largarse

scarper

[ˈskɑːrr] vi (British)ficher le campscar tissue ntissu m cicatriciel

scarper

vi (Brit inf) → abhauen (inf), → verduften (inf)

scarper

[ˈskɑːpəʳ] vi (Brit) (fam) → darsela a gambe
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