Definition of Skitter

1. Verb. To move about or proceed hurriedly. "So terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground"

Exact synonyms: Scamper, Scurry, Scuttle
Specialized synonyms: Crab
Generic synonyms: Run
Derivative terms: Scamper, Scurry



2. Verb. Glide easily along a surface.
Generic synonyms: Glide

3. Verb. Cause to skip over a surface. "Skip a stone across the pond"
Exact synonyms: Skim, Skip
Generic synonyms: Throw

4. Verb. Twitch the hook of a fishing line through or along the surface of water.
Generic synonyms: Twitch

Definition of Skitter

1. v. t. To move or pass (something) over a surface quickly so that it touches only at intervals; to skip.

2. v. i. To pass or glide lightly or with quick touches at intervals; to skip; to skim.

Definition of Skitter

1. Verb. (intransitive) to move hurriedly or as by twitching or bouncing ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) to make a skittering noise ¹

3. Noun. A skittering movement. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Skitter

1. to move lightly or rapidly along a surface [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Skitter

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skitter (current term)
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skittle
skittle-dog
skittle-dogs

Literary usage of Skitter

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1. Reports of All the Cases Decided by All the Superior Courts Relating to by Great Britain Magistrates' cases, Edward William Cox (1873)
"The said Robert skitter died in 1837 ... Mrs. skitter died about the year 1848, and from her death the said Robert Maitland ..."

2. Book of the Black Bass, Comprising Its Complete Scientific and Life History by James Alexander Henshall (1881)
"To the end of the line is attached a small trout-spoon, or the skitter- ing-spoon, which is still smaller, being the smallest revolving spoon made. ..."

3. Book of the Black Bass by James Alexander Henshall (1881)
"To the end of the line is attached a small trout-spoon, or the skitter- ing-spoon, which is still smaller, being the smallest revolving spoon made. ..."

4. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
"skitter-BOOTS. Half boots, laced in front. ... skitter-WIT. A foolish, giddy, harebrained fellow. ..."

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