Etymology
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skitter (v.)

"to run rapidly," 1845, frequentative of skite "to dart, run quickly" (1721), perhaps from a Scandinavian source (compare Old Norse skjota "to shoot, launch, move quickly, avoid (a blow);" Norwegian dialectal skutla "glide rapidly"); see skittish. As a noun from 1905.

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Definitions of skitter

skitter (v.)
to move about or proceed hurriedly;
Synonyms: scurry / scamper / scuttle
skitter (v.)
glide easily along a surface;
skitter (v.)
cause to skip over a surface;
Synonyms: skim / skip
skitter (v.)
twitch the hook of a fishing line through or along the surface of water;
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