skitter

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الإنجليزية - الإنجليزية
to move hurriedly or as by twitching or bouncing

I opened the cabinet and hundreds of cockroaches went skittering off into the darkness.

A skittering movement

A skitter of gooseflesh.

to make a skittering noise
{f} move rapidly over a surface, skim quickly across a surface; run or move quickly; cause a lure or baited hook to skip across the surface of the water (Fishing)
To pass or glide lightly or with quick touches at intervals; to skip; to skim
twitch the hook of a fishing line through or along the surface of water glide easily along a surface
twitch the hook of a fishing line through or along the surface of water
to move about or proceed hurriedly; "so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground"
cause to skip over a surface; "Skip a stone across the pond"
If something skitters, it moves about very lightly and quickly. The rats skittered around them in the drains and under the floorboards. to move very quickly and lightly, like a small animal = scurry skitter across/down/along etc (Probably from skite (18-20 centuries), probably from a language)
glide easily along a surface
A badly behaved child
To move or pass (something) over a surface quickly so that it touches only at intervals; to skip
skittered
past of skitter
skittering
present participle of skitter
skitters
third-person singular of skitter
skitter
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