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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of scarper.

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Examples

  • The swallows and martins raced around the fading light in a field corner until they too scarpered back to wherever it is they overnight.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge

  • Together with other races fleeing the Japanese advance, people ended up in Singapore but the British proved themselves to be as incompetent in this war as they were in previous ones and the population had to bear the brunt of their enemies taking over the island while our colonial so-called masters scarpered, leaving the locals, and some luckless British and Australian military personnel, to the gentle ministrations of the Japanese.

    2010 March — Fusion Despatches

  • The striker's oft-reiterated declarations of regional devotion proved horribly hollow as he scarpered for the A1 southbound at the first flutter of Gérard Houllier's eyelashes.

    Why it's continental glamour or bust for Sunderland and Newcastle | Louise Taylor

  • Together with other races fleeing the Japanese advance, people ended up in Singapore but the British proved themselves to be as incompetent in this war as they were in previous ones and the population had to bear the brunt of their enemies taking over the island while our colonial so-called masters scarpered, leaving the locals, and some luckless British and Australian military personnel, to the gentle ministrations of the Japanese.

    Portuguese Eurasians in Malaysia and Singapore — Fusion Despatches

  • Unfortunately, moving the tank exposed the secret passage entirely—and now the commandos struggled out into the larder as Katie and Lily scarpered.

    Agent Q, or The Smell Of Danger!

  • She added: The guy could have had second thoughts about giving himself up and scarpered at any point.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • The only slight fly in the ointment is that the Tories, leading the coalition, have fled a million miles from the difficult choices, and the Lib Dems seem to have scarpered with them.

    If the coalition is serious it will rethink the death tax

  • Unfortunately, moving the tank exposed the secret passage entirely—and now the commandos struggled out into the larder as Katie and Lily scarpered.

    Agent Q, or The Smell Of Danger!

  • Dropped roughly 11kg, but have also re-instilled a sense of health and well-being which scarpered for most of my 20s.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Burger Lite 23 April

  • Phil, they've all scarpered, as has Derek Blades on another thread.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

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