Definition of Skitter in English :

Define Skitter in English

Skitter meaning in English

Meaning of Skitter in English

Pronunciation of Skitter in English

Skitter pronunciation in English

Pronounce Skitter in English


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1. scamper, scurry, scuttle, skitter

to move about or proceed hurriedly

Example Sentences:
'so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground'

2. skitter

glide easily along a surface

3. skim, skip, skitter

cause to skip over a surface

Example Sentences:
'Skip a stone across the pond'

4. skitter

twitch the hook of a fishing line through or along the surface of water

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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1. (intransitive; often foll by off)
to move or run rapidly or lightly; scamper
to skim or cause to skim lightly and rapidly, as across the surface of water
3. (intransitive) angling
to draw a bait lightly over the surface of water

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verb transitive
to cause to skitter
verb intransitive
to skip, scamper, or move along quickly and lightly, esp. over water
2.  US
to draw a fish lure over the water with a skipping motion

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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v. skit·tered, skit·ter·ing, skit·ters
1. To move rapidly along a surface, usually with frequent light contacts or changes of direction; skip or glide quickly: lizards that skitter away when approached.
2. To fish by drawing a lure or baited hook over the surface of the water with a skipping movement.
To cause to skitter.

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