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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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"Knowing how much pace there was here, two and a half miles around Kempton - I could easily see his little feet scampering along. They turned into the back straight, picked up the bridle and always had them covered off a right good pace.
Most of the beggars can be found scampering along parts of EDSA, Mindanao Avenue and Circumferential Road 5 while others are handing out envelopes to jeepney passengers asking for alms.
Hunting involves much more--seeing the new morning born, smelling decaying oak leaves, listening to the suspicious sounds of an unseen squirrel scampering along the forest floor, or bonding with a new companion or loved one.
It's also perfectly happy nipping along back lanes or scampering along the motorway.
The weedless jighead makes sure you don't get hung up before reaching your target and the weight ensures that the mud will puff, making it appear as if a crustacean is scampering along the bottom.
But as the huge roar from the fan zone greeted each goal for the hosts against Cameroon, hundreds of people were scampering along the beach in a race to get to the giant screen and catch the replay.
I look forward one day to sitting down at the kitchen table with him looking out at red squirrels scampering along the garden wall.
What with galleries stampeding across the green - "You're kidding, aren't you?" he blasted - to camera crews obstructing his eyeline - "Guys, just move, now" and even a hare scampering along the fairway - met with a Dirty Harry "make-my-day-punk" stare - the image makeover appeared on the verge of collapse.
Roughly 340 million years ago, a small beast built somewhat like a lizard was scampering along the edge of a tropical lagoon when it met its fate.
Within the experience of the pulse, form is involved in a scampering along, a tracking of desire.
Cummins led the charge downfield and waited for just the right moment to release Neal Horgan, who was scampering along the inside right channel.
It is a roomy four-seater with excellent road manners, a surprisingly comfy ride, and is at home around towns or scampering along the motorway.