verb[no object] British informal
Run away: they left the stuff where it was and scarpered
More example sentences
- When the baby did arrive, the father scarpered for good.
- By grief he does not mean what grief father caused him by scarpering, but the grief Davis might cause turning up.
- When he warned her that he had called the police she soon scarpered.
mid 19th century: probably from Italian scappare 'to escape', influenced by rhyming slang Scapa Flow 'go'.