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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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Send him scampering for his Webster's and wondering what else he can learn from you.
Ex Derry winger, Owen Morrison, sent Romauld Boco scampering clear and while his shot took a slight deflection of the foot of Mark McChrystal, it help steer the ball wide of the outstretched Gerard Doherty.
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But she also talked about her movie projects, and "scampering around the Pyramids" during the filming of Walking Across Egypt.
Terrier-cross Ben vanished after scampering down the pipe on a walk with his owner Geoff Haley, a 50-year-old primary school head teacher.
Jean-Michel Othoniel's sulfur and wax heads and hands at Kohn/Abrams were more delicate than ominous; Kazuo Okazaki's tiny waves and rolls of plaster carefully balanced eroticism and elegance; Wastijn and Deschuymer's silly images of eels, mice, and spiders scampering and slithering across color copiers were amusingly unnatural; Rolf Walz's translucent version of monochromatic minimalism at Ruth Bloom was coldly pristine; and Joseph Santarromana's video of his sleeping body at Newspace was at once uneventful and strange.
A tank farm explosion which occurred at Ojo area of Lagos State, has left residents of Ijegun in Navy town scampering for safety in what they thought was an attack on the area.
But he lived to tell the tail, sorry tale - after scampering to safety at Woodvale cemetery, Brighton.
'It's amazing to think she was almost dead a few days ago and now she's scampering about the house.'
Last night RTE were scampering to hold the draw, which they were finally able to around 9pm.
The lively little animal spends its days scampering over tree bark, which it assaults with its razor-sharp teeth.
A stuffed cow and scampering black dog have each enchantingly come and gone.
The gutsy pensioner then whipped it on the snout - sending it scampering into bushes.
Likely to cost around pounds 24,000, the hottest Vectra yet uses the Saab 9-3's 2.8 V6 turbocharged lump, propelling the car to 60 in 6 seconds, and scampering all the way up to an unlimited maximum of 161.
TOMORROW is Christmas Eve and people around Ireland are scampering for their last minute shopping.