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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 ?
Now and then in the lagoon you hear the leaping of a fish, and sometimes a hurried noisy splashing as a brown shark sends all the other fish scampering for their lives.
Then she caught sight of a cat trying to get at a dish of prawns on the kitchen table, and with a dexterous gesture and a lively volley of abuse flung a book at its scampering tail.
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.
Here in thy loneliness the eglantine Weaves her sweet tapestries above thy head, While blow across thy bed, Moist with the dew of heaven, the breezes chill: Fire-fly, will-o'-the-wisp, and wandering star Glow in thy gloom, and naught is heard but the far Chanting of woodman and shepherd from the hill, Naught but the startled bird is seen Soaring away in the moonland sheen, Or the hulk of the scampering beast that fears Their plaintive lays as, to and fro, The pallid singers go.
Look even at Pussy Sobersides, with her dull, sleepy glance, her grave, slow walk, and dignified, prudish airs; who could ever think that once she was the blue-eyed, whirling, scampering, head-over-heels, mad little firework that we call a kitten?
A report of a bomb in the school Thursday morning had pupils of a pilot elementary school in M'lang, Cotabato scampering for safety, a local official said.
Traders at the market and commuters plying the Warri-Sapele road were seen scampering for safety.
"While everyone was scampering for safety, we started rescuing the people who were trapped inside the hotel," Mr Ngai Ndungu, a resident, said.
Cebu City - A 4.7 magnitude earthquake rocked the provinces of Bohol and Cebu yesterday morning, sending workers in high-rise buildings scampering for safety and disrupting graduation rites in Cebu.
For thousands of years, tradespeople have been climbing ladders and scampering around on scaffold platforms with only one hand on the railing because the other held the toolbox.
When he was scampering around it triggered the alarm and the police came out.
There is, apparently, a lot of scampering. This is how we deal with the superabundance of information online.