scoot


scoot
scoot 1758, possibly from a Scandinavian source (Cf. O.N. skjota "to shoot") related to SHOOT (Cf. shoot) (q.v.). Scooter, the child's vehicle, first attested 1919.

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  • scoot — [sku:t] v informal [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language] 1.) to move quickly and suddenly ▪ There s the bus I d better scoot! scoot off ▪ She scooted off on her bike. 2.) [T] [i]especially AmE to make someone or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • scoot — scoot·er·ist; scoot·ers; scoot; scoot·er; …   English syllables

  • scoot|er — scoot|er1 «SKOO tuhr», noun, verb. –n. 1. a child s vehicle consisting of a board for the feet between two wheels, one in front of the other, steered by a handlebar and propelled by pushing against the ground with one foot. 2. a similar vehicle… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scoot — Scoot, v. i. To walk fast; to go quickly; to run hastily away. [Colloq. & Humorous, U. S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scoot — [ skut ] verb intransitive INFORMAL to leave or go somewhere very quickly …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • scoot — [v] hurry accelerate, beeline*, be quick, bolt, clear out, dart, dash, expedite, fly, get a move on*, go like lightning, hasten, hurry up, hustle, make haste, make time*, make tracks*, move, move fast, race, run, rush, scamper, scurry, shake a… …   New thesaurus

  • scoot — ► VERB informal ▪ go or leave somewhere quickly. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • scoot — [sko͞ot] Informal vi., vt. [prob. via dial. < ON skjōta, to SHOOT] to go or move quickly; hurry (off); dart n. the act of scooting …   English World dictionary

  • scoot — UK [skuːt] / US [skut] verb [intransitive] Word forms scoot : present tense I/you/we/they scoot he/she/it scoots present participle scooting past tense scooted past participle scooted informal to leave or go somewhere very quickly Phrasal verbs:… …   English dictionary

  • scoot — intransitive verb Etymology: perhaps alteration of earlier scout, of unknown origin Date: 1758 1. to move swiftly 2. to slide especially while seated < scoot over and let me sit down > • scoot noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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