scutter

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scut·ter

 (skŭt′ər)
intr.v. scut·tered, scut·ter·ing, scut·ters
To move with a clattering, scurrying sound: "The gun scutters over the tiles and lands against the molding of the hallway with a thump" (Scott Turow).

[Alteration of scuttle.]

scutter

(ˈskʌtə)
vb, n
Brit an informal word for scurry
[C18: probably from scuttle2, with -er1 as in scatter]

scut•ter

(ˈskʌt ər)

v.i.
Chiefly Brit. to scurry.
[1775–85; variant of scuttle2]

scutter


Past participle: scuttered
Gerund: scuttering

Imperative
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Present
I scutter
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we scutter
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Preterite
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we scuttered
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Present Continuous
I am scuttering
you are scuttering
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we are scuttering
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they are scuttering
Present Perfect
I have scuttered
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Past Continuous
I was scuttering
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we were scuttering
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Past Perfect
I had scuttered
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Future
I will scutter
you will scutter
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Future Perfect
I will have scuttered
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Future Continuous
I will be scuttering
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scuttering
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scuttering
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scuttering
you had been scuttering
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they had been scuttering
Conditional
I would scutter
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Past Conditional
I would have scuttered
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A mangy little Jackal, who had been yapping hungrily on a low bluff, cocked up his ears and tail, and scuttered across the shallows to join the Adjutant.
A cock pheasant scuttered through the dry leaves and exploded almost under their feet.
Security staff are often ineffective teenagers kitted out in day-glo - and how does someone serving behind a bar deal with some scuttered drunk who doesn't take too kindly to being refused his order for eight more pints?
Big, stinking rats roamed like gang packs in Harlem and scuttered across the feet of passers-by.
But Robinson was kept company by Paul Grayson until the latter paid for going back when he might have pushed forward to one which scuttered through from Betts and hit off stump halfway up.
Robinson was kept company by Paul Grayson until the latter went back to one which scuttered through from Betts and hit off-stump halfway up.
Your goal is to be there when everyone is half scuttered.
First of all his swing back into Maddy brought the third lbw decision of the day, and then Vince Wells had no chance with a ball which made no height from just short of a length and scuttered underneath back-foot defence to pick out off stump.
Suddenly the drunk lurched forward from his seat with surprising agility, sprawling and turning at the same time, scrabbling with his hands and feet on the steps as he scuttered away from the water-stair as fast as he could go.
The last time we saw Tara, she was absolutely scuttered and was coming on to every man in the room.
Judge Sean O Donn-abhain said: "Every time he gets half scuttered he buys a mobile phone and it starts all over again.