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
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.
Next Fionn McCloughlin left Jack Pons red-faced when the young wing misjudged a kick to the sideline and allowed his opposite number to scamper away for 29-12.
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.
In the first half his pass opened an inch of space for Chris Latham to scamper away for a try; in the second he was intercepted inside his own 22 to afford Neil Briggs the simplest of scores.
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 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.
Parting dry hair to look for lice is not reliable because they often scamper away.
If I could help create atmosphere for these political functions - providing, in a sense, great musical wallpaper - to the causes I believed in, then I could then scamper away and not have to work in that terrain.
In 56 minutes, Hamann flighted a 40-yard pass out to the left for Fowler to scamper away.
The first and last corners provide the best chances for overtaking other than the long straights Tyre allocation Hard and medium DRS zone Unchanged from last year - one zone along the pit straight Course winners taking part M Schumacher 3, F Alonso 2, S Vettel 2, J Button Last year Sebastian Vettel was able to scamper away at the front thanks to Nick Heidfeld leaping up to second at the start and holding up the pack.
Dennis Oli provided the pass for Martin to scamper away and fire his side into a deserved lead.