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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.
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
It was a wood of beeches and limes, with here and there a light silver-stemmed birch--just the sort of wood most haunted by the nymphs: you see their white sunlit limbs gleaming athwart the boughs, or peeping from behind the smooth- sweeping outline of a tall lime; you hear their soft liquid laughter--but if you look with a too curious sacrilegious eye, they vanish behind the silvery beeches, they make you believe that their voice was only a running brooklet, perhaps they metamorphose themselves into a tawny squirrel that scampers away and mocks you from the topmost bough.
But as the bell rings for Lolo Doroy, that same demon scampers away as an old soul rooted in another world in a ship of the dead gliding over the cave of the big serpent Tandayag.
(Also boring, and culminates in near disaster!) The little princess in training scampers away from all this courtly advice and promptly begins fashioning her own revised rules for being a princess: Always wear fabulous princess dresses (that are amusing and comfortable), always have amazing hair and makeup, attend delicious parties, and dance (not gracefully, but for fun)!
Most late night or early morning commuters will have enjoyed fleeting glimpses of the animal's long russet tails as it scampers away from the remnants of a bin bag.
He passes the bill to his date and then scampers away, telling her, "This is an outrage!