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English definition of “skitter”

skitter

verb [I usually + adv/prep]     /ˈskɪt.ər/ US  /ˈskɪt̬.ɚ/
(especially of a small animal, bird, or insect) to move very quickly and lightly: When I lifted the log, there were lots of beetles skittering about/around under it.Animal (non-human) behaviourMoving quickly
(Definition of skitter verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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