scutter(redirected from scuttering)
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.]
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Brit an informal word for scurry
[C18: probably from scuttle2, with -er1 as in scatter]
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Chiefly Brit. to scurry.
[1775–85; variant of scuttle2]
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Past participle: scuttered
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