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scuttle across something
to hurry across something. (Said especially of a small animal.) A tiny mouse scuttled across the kitchen floor and startled me. A rabbit scuttled across my path.
[for a small animal] to run away. The otters scuttled away as we approached. A skunk scuttled away quickly—thank heavens.