scuttle away(redirected from scuttled away)
To depart or flee with short, hurried movements. I nearly jumped out of my chair when I lifted up the basket and saw a cockroach scuttle away. The mice all scuttled away as soon as I turned on the lights.
[for a small animal] to run away. The otters scuttled away as we approached. A skunk scuttled away quickly—thank heavens.