scamper along

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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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