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Meaning of SCAMPER

Pronunciation:  'skampur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  rushing about hastily in an undignified way
  2. [v]  to move about or proceed hurriedly; "so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground."

SCAMPER is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: scramble, scurry, scurry, scuttle, skitter
 See Also: haste, hurry, run, rush, rushing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Scam"per\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Scampered}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Scampering}.] [OF. escamper to escape, to save one's
    self; L. ex from + campus the field (sc. of battle). See
    {Camp}, and cf. {Decamp}, {Scamp}, n., {Shamble}, v. t.]
    To run with speed; to run or move in a quick, hurried manner;
    to hasten away. --Macaulay.
          The lady, however, . . . could not help scampering
          about the room after a mouse.            --S. Sharpe.
  2. \Scam"per\, n.
    A scampering; a hasty flight.