Meaning of “skitter” in the English Dictionary

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"skitter" in British English

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skitterverb [ I usually + adv/prep ]

uk /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.

(Definition of “skitter” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)