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scuttle across something

to hurry across something. (Said especially of a small animal.) A tiny mouse scuttled across the kitchen floor and startled me. A rabbit scuttled across my path.
See also: across, scuttle

scuttle away

[for a small animal] to run away. The otters scuttled away as we approached. A skunk scuttled away quickly—thank heavens.
See also: away, scuttle
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When I went back into the living room, I saw something scuttle across the floor.
BANGKOK, Rabi'I 4, 1435, Jan 5, 2014, SPA -- Thousands of anti-government protesters marched through the Thai capital on Sunday, a prelude to a broader action next week when they say they will shut down Bangkok in their bid to scuttle a February election and topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Reuters reported.
At one edge of the sidewalk, I observed a thicker clump of the ants and multiple scuttle flies hovering at most only a couple of centimeters above the clump of ants.
This and next weekend, you can scuttle around London's Science Museum, wearing a shell and get a feeling for what life's like for a species that has outlived the dinosaurs by 65 million years.
A DRUNKEN rugby player who kicked and head-butted one man and hit another with a coal scuttle has been jailed.
Former treasury secretary Henry Paulson has said that letting Bank of America Corp (NYSE: BAC) scuttle its takeover of Merrill Lynch & Co last year was 'unthinkable.
Like rats stuck in a box, Ojikutu's characters scuttle this way and that trying to beat the odds stacked against them.
In Several Stories, which his Misnomer Dance Theatre brings to Battery Park this month, six dancers scuttle with the clean, exuberant line of early Nikolais/Louis works, their hesitant legs thrusting forward like the limbs of a praying mantis, They might be acolytes of Pan or creatures from the world of Dr.
official denied speculation that North Korea is trying to scuttle the planned fourth round of the six-party talks.
According to Cardinal Stephanos II Ghattas, patriarch of the Catholic Coptic church, Catholics must deal with red tape when seeking permits to build or remodel churchs, only to have local authorities scuttle the project in the end.
A lightening-fast system implementation was essential to minimize the enormous pressure to scuttle the controversial project.
Although they were unable to scuttle the provision when it went through Congress, providers were able to obtain an effective date that allows for a congressional revisit long before implementation.
These scaly climbers can scuttle nimbly across a polished glass ceiling.
To scuttle a vessel is to open holes in its hull so that it will take on water and sink.