scamper away

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 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!"
They are venomous and can cause pain with their bites, but experts say they are reluctant to attack and would rather scamper away when feeling threatened.
'The tenacity of the troops forced the Abus to scamper away towards the forested areas of Mount Dahu in Patikul, Sulu,' he said.
class="MsoNormalEven traffic police are helpless against them, and often scamper away for their own safety when these vehicles drive by.
This made the security agencies comprising the army, police and Civil Defence to fire canisters of tear gas into air forcing the protesters as well as on-lookers to scamper away from the place.
The military said the hostilities between the rival groupsone led by Datu Item, who is chief of the 106th Base Command of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, and the other under allies Datu Cob, Kagui Edres, and a certain Commander Bravo, all members of the MILF tooerupted on Sunday, forcing hundreds of villagers to scamper away. Maj.
Murillo said the kidnapped civilians were later released after the NPA terrorists used them as human shields to scamper away from the Army's rescue operations.
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.
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. Allen's thick application of brightly coloured paint and her faux naif style are reminiscent of children's art, and suggestive of childhood memories.
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.
Dennis Oli provided the pass for Martin to scamper away and fire his side into a deserved lead.