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 Dictionary entry overview: What does scarper mean? 

SCARPER (verb)
  The verb SCARPER has 1 sense:

1. flee; take to one's heels; cut and run

  Familiarity information: SCARPER used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SCARPER (verb)

Sense 1scarper [BACK TO TOP]


Flee; take to one's heels; cut and run

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming


turn tail; take to the woods; scat; scarper; run away; lam; hightail it; head for the hills; fly the coop; run; bunk; break away; escape

Context examples:

If you see this man, run! / The burglars escaped before the police showed up

Hypernyms (to "scarper" is one way to...):

go away; go forth; leave (go away from a place)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "scarper"):

flee; fly; take flight (run away quickly)

skedaddle (run away, as if in a panic)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

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