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- (intransitive) To move hurriedly or as by twitching or bouncing.
- I opened the cabinet and hundreds of cockroaches went skittering off into the darkness.
- Theodore Roosevelt, Hunting Trips of a Ranchman
- Some kinds of ducks in lighting strike the water with their tails first, and skitter along the surface for a few feet before settling down.
- (intransitive) To make a skittering noise.
to make characteristic noise
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skitter (plural skitters)
- A skittering movement.
- A skitter of activity.
- A skitter of gooseflesh.
- (Scotland, uncountable) diarrhea