scamper

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Word of the Day
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scamper

Pronunciation /ˈskampə/
verb
no object, with adverbial of direction
(especially of a small animal or child) run with quick light steps, especially through fear or excitement.
noun
in singular
An act of scampering.

Origin
Late 17th century (in the sense ‘run away’): probably from scamp.

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It is little stretch to see that, for the purposes of evasion, a stride might not succeed so well as a scamper. Success is, however, in the actual escape.

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