scamper Definition

to run with quick light steps, especially through fear or excitement.

Using scamper: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "scamper" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The children scampered off when they saw the teacher coming.

  • Example

    The mouse scampered across the kitchen floor.

  • Example

    He scampered up the stairs to get his camera.

scamper Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for scamper

Phrases with scamper

  • scamper away/off

    to run away quickly and lightly, especially because you are frightened or excited


    The rabbits scampered away as soon as they heard the noise.

  • scamper around/about

    to run around quickly and playfully


    The puppies were scampering around in the garden.

  • to climb up something quickly and lightly


    The cat scampered up the tree to escape the dog.


Summary: scamper in Brief

'Scamper' [ˈskæmpər] means to run quickly and lightly, often due to fear or excitement. It is used to describe the movement of animals or people, such as 'The mouse scampered across the kitchen floor.' The phrase 'scamper away/off' denotes running away quickly and lightly, while 'scamper around/about' implies playful running around. 'Scamper up' means to climb up something quickly and lightly.