Definition of skitter verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

skitter

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈskɪtə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskɪtər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they skitter
BrE BrE//ˈskɪtə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskɪtər//
 
he / she / it skitters
BrE BrE//ˈskɪtəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskɪtərz//
 
past simple skittered
BrE BrE//ˈskɪtəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskɪtərd//
 
past participle skittered
BrE BrE//ˈskɪtəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskɪtərd//
 
-ing form skittering
BrE BrE//ˈskɪtərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskɪtərɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] + adv./prep. to run or move very quickly and lightly Word Origin mid 19th cent.: apparently a frequentative of skite.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: skitter