Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb skitter

4 senses of skitter

Sense 1
scurry, scamper, skitter, scuttle -- (to move about or proceed hurriedly; "so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground")
       => run -- (move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time; "Don't run--you'll be out of breath"; "The children ran to the store")

Sense 2
skitter -- (glide easily along a surface)
       => glide -- (move smoothly and effortlessly)

Sense 3
skim, skip, skitter -- (cause to skip over a surface; "Skip a stone across the pond")
       => throw -- (propel through the air; "throw a frisbee")

Sense 4
skitter -- (twitch the hook of a fishing line through or along the surface of water)
       => twitch -- (move or pull with a sudden motion)

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