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- v. To run off helter-skelter; to hurry; to scurry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To run off helter-skelter; to hurry; to scurry; -- with away or off.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To rush; hurry; dash along. Compare helter-skelter.
He blamed Skinner for his etymology for helter-skelter from the Anglo-Saxon words for the darkness of hell: "Hell, says he, being a place of confusion."
Given the pace of cultural change in the helter-skelter postwar boom, it would be an incongruously long reign.
On the helter-skelter main roads in these villages and towns we pass by tiendas offering everything from toothpaste to tomatoes or a farmacia where you can purchase drugs that don't require taking out a bank loan, although it might be useful to check their expiry dates.
They go for steals and get you in this helter-skelter, frantic mode.''
On one Manhattan block Sunday, sanitation trucks with front loaders were busy clearing snow, but garbage bins outside apartment buildings were filled to overflowing, and bags of recyclable beer bottles and milk cartons were stacked helter-skelter along with discarded Christmas trees and wreaths.
It was like climbing the wrong way up a helter-skelter; we got to the top and stood on the parapet waiting to jump.
Nature has been killing helter-skelter, indiscriminately and massively forever.
It was put together in a casual, helter-skelter sort of way.
They flew helter-skelter out of his grips, landing in all manner of attitudes, grotesquely and harmlessly, in the soft snow.
VH: A little bit of everything, it's a little bit helter skelter right now, but we're having a ball.
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