scamper along

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 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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For Scaredy Squires - Youngsters flock to the Haunted Hollows each Halloween to scamper along the spooky woodland trail, giggling as they go, and to weave their way through the Horrible Histories maze.
This bringing castle to Youngsters flock to the Haunted Hollows each Halloween to scamper along the spooky woodland trail and to weave their way through the Horrible Histories maze.
Foggers, for instance, don't kill the bugs but chase them into the walls, where they scamper along electric wires or water pipes to adjacent rooms.
Park and follow the macadam path left along the shore, past the mostly hetero nudist section, and then scamper along the rocks around the bend.
They clamber up the solid oak mantelpiece, scamper along the bar and wind around table legs.
Hands in pockets, he wandered along the touchline as nonchalantly as he used to scamper along the white paint six yards from goal during his playing days.
The setting for the adventure is aboard an impressive metallic ship with rigging that these explorers can scamper along with alarming ease.
In the past, children's curiousity was attached to earthly things--solving the mystery of how tadpoles turn into frogs, watching ants scamper along the ground.