scamper away

(redirected from scampering 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
References in classic literature ?
These were often the commencement of a little village: and after an interval came a wheelwright's shed or perhaps a blacksmith's forge; then a thriving farm with sleepy cows lying about the yard, and horses peering over the low wall and scampering away when harnessed horses passed upon the road, as though in triumph at their freedom.
It was a life-like picture of their recent adventures, showing them in the cave of Polyphemus, and how they had put out his one great moony eye; while in another part of the tapestry they were untying the leathern bags, puffed out with contrary winds; and farther on, they beheld themselves scampering away from the gigantic king of the Laestrygons, who had caught one of them by the leg.
For United it must have felt like a door being slammed in their face, the scorer scampering away to take the applause with the key tucked in his sock.
Covatti's pace was again a problem for his former club, jostling for position before scampering away from Newman up top while Shanes saw off a persistent push from Grobuaer at the back in a third straight shared race.
The firefight lasted 30 minutes, with the rebels scampering away in different directions, according to Lt.
He gave the ball to Kane, whose reverse pass unlocked the defence and sent Jadon Sancho scampering away. The Borussia Dortmund kid's inch-perfect cross found Sterling at the back post to steer home.
Northampton did take the lead before the break with Reinach scampering away for his first of two tries.
Not everything he does comes off, but he is always alert as shown with his cool distribution on the edge of his own box to send McKay scampering away. Put the yards in defensively too.
The hotel closed-circuit television camera showed a guard scampering away when they met face to face.
Lucas sent Philippe Coutinho scampering away to score in the Merseyside derby and then flicked on James Milner's free-kick for Roberto Firmino to nod home the winner at West Brom.
Lucas sent Philippe Coutinho scampering away to score in the Merseyside derby and then flicked on Jame Milner's free-kick for Roberto Firmino to nod home the winner at West Brom.
Scampering away from the centre circle, he slotted home under pressure but said: "Everything went a little bit blank!
3.55 Newbury Bathwick Tyres St Hugh's Fillies' Stakes 5f Listed RUK Card page 56 MRS DANVERS has proved to be one of the stories of this Flat season, the bargain buy capping an unbeaten winning run of three when scampering away with the Weatherbys Super Sprint over course and distance last month, bagging a first prize of PS122,000.
Around 4.30 pm, at Marine Lines station, the accused boarded her coach and slashed her with a blade on her neck and face, before grabbing her phone and scampering away at Charni Road, the next stop.
In Tower Block, 20 11, a skyscraper repeatedly pokes into the frame from different directions, hiding, popping in, and scampering away in a manner that is frankly flirtatious.