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Scam"per (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Scampered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Scampering.] [OF. escamper to escape, to save one's self; L. ex from + campus the field (sc. of battle). See Camp, and cf. Decamp, Scamp, n., Shamble, v. t.]

To run with speed; to run or move in a quick, hurried manner; to hasten away.


The lady, however, . . . could not help scampering about the room after a mouse. S. Sharpe.


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Scam"per, n.

A scampering; a hasty flight.


© Webster 1913.