intr.v. ske·dad·dled, ske·dad·dling, ske·dad·dles
To leave hastily; flee.
[Probably alteration of British dialectal scaddle, to run off in fear, from scaddle, wild, thievish, skittish, from Middle English scathel, wild, harmful, probably of Old Norse origin; akin to skadha, to hurt, scathe.]
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