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

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


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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