scamper away

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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To save yourselves, to scamper away, to flee--that is good for the king's Musketeers
The home team then weathered a series of attacks and had the framework come to their rescue on at least two occasions to scamper away with a point.
Two unidentified individuals were able to scamper away from the site as police operatives were about to arrive.
GN had to scamper away, to avoid a potentially awkward moment with RC and AC.
Despite the children's quiet poses, the vigour of Allen's brushstrokes lends the work urgency, and suggests the stillness will not last long; even as they sit, the two younger girls appear poised to scamper away.
There was a credible rival in there, Marky Bob, but he kept jumping left-handed which didn't help his cause, and we were able to scamper away and win easily.
Luke Fitzgerald's sloppy pass near the halfway line was gathered by Short, who had the pace to scamper away and score.
As the mice scamper away to safety an important cross-cultural lesson is learned: Pay attention to the world around you.
The suspects managed to scamper away, but officers took possession of that bright shiny rig, which proved to be stuffed fulla high-grade homegrown marijuana--which won't be making its way to the market.
He said: "These people scamper away often leaving their children to starve.
He allowed McDonald to scamper away but the striker's shot was blocked by keeper Zdigniew Malkowski.
The sound was coming from under some papers which I lifted, expecting to see a mouse scamper away.
Delap lost possession, allowing Darren Huckerby to scamper away down the left.
The chasing pack are in danger of letting Brown and Steve Lewis scamper away from them as the leading duo win, the chasing pack are beating one another, and the gap grows.