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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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(13) I scampered myself to Assiniboine park yesterday for a meeting.
But just moments after being dragged down inches short of the line, Ystrad wing Dean Jones scampered over for what proved to be the game's only try on a tough afternoon.
Meanwhile, Middlesbrough, everybody's banker for relegation at the start of the season, scampered past the Villa in the league table and also managed to fit in a semi final appearance in the FA Cup.
In Corrupted 2 a diamond-shaped screen revolved, threatening to clip the dancers, who scampered through their predictably unpredictable gyrations.
Although the book was not overtly gay, the undercurrents of homoeroticism were unmistakable as the vampires Lestat and Louis scampered about the globe devoting special attentions to their exsanguinations of young men and eventually cohabited in a nontraditional living arrangement that included the child vampire Claudia.
Chris Sedgwick scampered down the right flank and curled in a dangerous cross that Mark Robins flicked on to the back post, where Lee was presented with the simple task of nodding the ball home.
A cowering young boy scampered up the road trying to escape the fierce blows of a man striking him with a whip.
Paleontologists have discovered fossils of cat-sized horses that scampered across northwestern Wyoming about 50 million years ago, during the Eocene epoch.
Hearing it, pupils scampered to the classroom, some of them crying and calling their parents and did not know what to do.
As the traders scampered to salvage some of their wares, firefighters from the State Fire Service, who allegedly arrived late to the scene, were seen battling with the huge inferno.
Murigi said more than 400 workers were inside the establishment at the time and that the 18 got injured as they scampered for safety.
At the Cebu Business Park and IT Park, workers in high-rise buildings scampered towards the exit as earth started to move just more than an hour after they reported for work on Monday.
Summary: Motorists scampered to fill their car tanks as petrol pumps ran dry in the emirate on Wednesday morning.
After a stand of 80 between Mobin (40) and Vivek (35), Stanton went into the final over needing four runs with one wicket left - captain Meb on strike when they scampered a bye off the last ball.
He then pushed over Eric Lavine as he scampered to retrieve the ball and referee Ian Stokes pointed to the spot.