Definition of Scampering

1. Verb. (present participle of scamper) ¹



2. Noun. A quick, light running motion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scampering

1. scamper [v] - See also: scamper

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scampering

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scampering (current term)
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Literary usage of Scampering

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1. The Works of Alexander Hamilton: Containing His Correspondence, and His by Alexander Hamilton (1850)
"... lasting impression than my scampering through the country with a few horse. My plan would have been to march the volunteer infantry of this city, who, ..."

2. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"... with the utmost precipitation; their colonel in particular, scampering off without his breeches or boots, and 'tis thought he was wounded in his flight. ..."

3. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1811)
"... and scampering about the country hair-breadth •escapes, &c. 8tc. The doctor, w'ho is so anxious on the Store'of liis morality, is'not content with ..."

4. The Diary of the Revolution: A Centennial Volume Embracing the Current by Frank Moore (1876)
"... which the 40th company, commanded by Captain Montgomery, returned and drove them off, leaving six dead, but afterwards scampering across a road in front ..."

5. King's Complete History of the World War ...: 1914-1918. Europe's War with by William C. King (1922)
"... scampering out of the town. During their retreat, the Germans set a trap for their pursuers, consisting of boxes containing high explosives to which ..."

6. Passages from the French and Italian Note-books of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1871)
"... who rode beside our carriage on a stick, his bare feet scampering merrily, while he managed his steed with one hand, and held out the other for charity, ..."

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