To run quickly and lightly, especially in a playful manner or in an undignified manner.
* 1912 : (Edgar Rice Burroughs), (Tarzan of the Apes), Chapter 1
- The dog scampered after the squirrel.
- The younger and lighter members of his tribe scampered to the higher branches of the great trees to escape his wrath; risking their lives upon branches that scarce supported their weight rather than face old Kerchak in one of his fits of uncontrolled anger.
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