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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 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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I hooked to the right, scampered along a game trail, and located the dead pine where I had marked the bull.
Within moments, the Seagulls had doubled their lead with a fine break-away when Kelly scampered along the left and hit a low drive that Barry Ryan failed to hold on the wet surface.
MIGHTY MOUSE THE little mouse scampered along the jungle floor When suddenly he heard a mighty roar "Help me!
So, with that in mind, we snaffled a parking space in the two hours and no return zone in a side street and scampered along to Loch Fyne.
Police and RSPCA inspectors could hardly believe their eyes as the escapee scampered along roads, careered around fields, slipped through fingers and even flew over a 3ft wall.
Instead, Barry candidate Alun Cairns - who was smartly dressed in a pinstripe suit - scampered along at Mr Howard's elbow as they ran the gauntlet down Cardiff's main shopping street.
You scampered along trying to keep the fellow in front of you in view, because he might take a right wheel or a left wheel, and if you missed him, God knows where you'd land up.
Samuel showed his potential when he took a pass from Steven Rennie, turned his marker and hit a shot that Cuthbert scampered along his line to hold.
Dozens of squirrels scampered along the branches, chattering at me.
Moravcik scampered along the byeline and cut back for Viduka to stick away and the Aussie doubled his tally in the 65th minute after Larsson put him in.
Larsson, drifting in from the left, scampered along the penalty box and, just when a pass looked on, unleashed a shot into the top right-hand corner that keeper Alan Main never sniffed.
Some multis scampered along the ground, whereas others lived in trees, using their reversible hind feet to climb down headfirst, much like modern squirrels.
When India set out on mission improbable, they scampered along at five runs per over until Simon Jones brought technology into disrepute again by making the spectacular breakthrough.
Schoolchildren given the week off to be ball boys and girls scampered along the net performing the slick pick-ups they've seen on television.
Pekka Poranen said: "It scampered along the lake shore towards us, then jumped in and made a beeline for us.