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scamper along

[for a child or small animal] to run along nimbly. The rabbit scampered along, unaware that a fox was following it. It is time for Timmy to scamper along home.
See also: scamper

scamper away

[for a child or small animal] to run away nimbly. The rabbit scampered away across the lawn. The children scampered away when they heard the teacher coming.
See also: away, scamper
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We were honored but not surprised that Charmayne would seek to clone Scamper," said ViaGen President Mark Walton.
Quite surprised, my dad got Scamper out of Chippy's mouth and carried her back to her cage in the kitchen.
Gordon D'Arcy made the first inroads before Gary Brown provided the link for Girvan Dempsey to scamper in by the posts.
Wiener's small-to-larger-than-life-sized toys mischievously scamper across categories, boundaries, and definitions, not in order to cultivate confusion or to repeat some fashionable deconstruction of binary oppositions--beginning with that between sculpture and installation--but simply because they embody an excess of energy that is both physical and psychological.
A rebound off this level could result in a sharp rally in the shares, as the bears scamper for the exits.
Much to the frustration of scientists, some fruit flies scamper around on insecticide crystals designed to kill them.
But accidents can and do happen when little kids, decked out in costumes that partially cover their eyes, scamper around on surfaces that may be wet, uneven or strewn with moist, slippery leaves.
It still shoves out a very handy 110bhp and can scamper to 60mph in 9.
The Dogz live on your desktop where they can scamper across applications, play games such as hide and seek, fetch, catch, or just nap in the corner of your screen while you're working.
Scampers mother and toddler group held a coffee morning at Scapegoat Hill Baptist Church on Friday.
With each answer, a turtle scampers about, while pitched sound effects underscore his antics--a distraction from the note's sound.
Nine-year-old Rocky scampers alongside his owners on his lead every morning after breakfast.