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scamper along

1. To run or bound forward or onward in a quick, sprightly, and nimble manner. The adults chatted while we walked together on the hike, and the kids all scampered along ahead of us. The dogs had great fun scampering along in the park.
2. To run or bound over the length of some route or path in a quick, sprightly, and nimble manner. The rabbit scampered along the chain-link fence until it found a gap it could escape through. You're going to fall and hurt yourself if you keep scampering along the edge of the pool like that!
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scamper away

To flee in a very quick, sprightly, and nimble manner. The children all scampered away when we called them inside for dinner. Be careful opening the doors, because the puppy likes to scamper away if he gets the chance.
See also: away, scamper

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.
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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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In the end Shindagha scampered home by four runs for their third straight win to top the standings in the 3rd League of Mammoths cricket tournament being played at The Sevens ground in Dubai.
Cher is his attorney, Dennis Quaid scampers after clues.
MIGHTY MOUSE THE little mouse scampered along the jungle floor When suddenly he heard a mighty roar "Help me!
A spokesman for West Midlands Fire and Rescue service said: "A car jack was used to release the squirrel which scampered away."
Summary: A spider has scampered up and down the white robes of Benedict XVI while he delivered a speech in Prague.
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Another week, another city for AT&T as it scampers through northwest Arkansas picking up municipality agreements for its imminent launch of Internet Protocol Television.
After the break France began to turn the screw and could have had an early try when the impressive Puyo scampered down the right, only for his potential try-scoring pass to go forward.
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.
Moments later, the pet scampered outside, with the little unclothed "streaker" in pursuit.
Not wanting to incur the wrath of our maintenance chief, I scampered down the tail, nonchalantly strolled past the chief, and looked for the proper PPE.
We scampered back to our original concept of a slightly reshaped counter and extended eating area.