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VERB (4)

1. to move about or proceed hurriedly;
- Example: "so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground"
[syn: scurry, scamper, skitter, scuttle]

2. glide easily along a surface;

3. cause to skip over a surface;
- Example: "Skip a stone across the pond"
[syn: skim, skip, skitter]

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


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Skitter \Skit"ter\, v. t. [Cf. Skit, v. t.] To move or pass (something) over a surface quickly so that it touches only at intervals; to skip. The angler, standing in the bow, 'skitters' or skips the spoon over the surface. --James A. Henshall. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Skitter \Skit"ter\, v. i. To pass or glide lightly or with quick touches at intervals; to skip; to skim. Some kinds of ducks in lighting strike the water with their tails first, and skitter along the surface for a feet before settling down. --T. Roosevelt. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

skitter v 1: to move about or proceed hurriedly; "so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground" [syn: scurry, scamper, skitter, scuttle] 2: glide easily along a surface 3: cause to skip over a surface; "Skip a stone across the pond" [syn: skim, skip, skitter] 4: twitch the hook of a fishing line through or along the surface of water