absquatulate


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ab·squat·u·late

 (ăb-skwŏch′ə-lāt′)
intr.v. ab·squat·u·lat·ed, ab·squat·u·lat·ing, ab·squat·u·lates Midwestern & Western US
1. To depart in a hurry; abscond: "Your horse has absquatulated!" (Robert M. Bird).
2. To die.

[Mock-Latinate formation (perhaps influenced by abscond) purporting to mean "to go off and squat elsewhere" : ab- + squat + -ulate (as in perambulate).]

absquatulate

(æbˈskwɒtjʊˌleɪt)
vb
(intr) to leave; decamp
[C19: humorous formation as if from Latin]

ab•squat•u•late

(æbˈskwɒtʃ əˌleɪt)

v.i. -lat•ed, -lat•ing. Slang.
to flee; abscond.
[1820–30; coined from ab-, squat, and -ulate]

absquatulate


Past participle: absquatulated
Gerund: absquatulating

Imperative
absquatulate
absquatulate
Present
I absquatulate
you absquatulate
he/she/it absquatulates
we absquatulate
you absquatulate
they absquatulate
Preterite
I absquatulated
you absquatulated
he/she/it absquatulated
we absquatulated
you absquatulated
they absquatulated
Present Continuous
I am absquatulating
you are absquatulating
he/she/it is absquatulating
we are absquatulating
you are absquatulating
they are absquatulating
Present Perfect
I have absquatulated
you have absquatulated
he/she/it has absquatulated
we have absquatulated
you have absquatulated
they have absquatulated
Past Continuous
I was absquatulating
you were absquatulating
he/she/it was absquatulating
we were absquatulating
you were absquatulating
they were absquatulating
Past Perfect
I had absquatulated
you had absquatulated
he/she/it had absquatulated
we had absquatulated
you had absquatulated
they had absquatulated
Future
I will absquatulate
you will absquatulate
he/she/it will absquatulate
we will absquatulate
you will absquatulate
they will absquatulate
Future Perfect
I will have absquatulated
you will have absquatulated
he/she/it will have absquatulated
we will have absquatulated
you will have absquatulated
they will have absquatulated
Future Continuous
I will be absquatulating
you will be absquatulating
he/she/it will be absquatulating
we will be absquatulating
you will be absquatulating
they will be absquatulating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been absquatulating
you have been absquatulating
he/she/it has been absquatulating
we have been absquatulating
you have been absquatulating
they have been absquatulating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been absquatulating
you will have been absquatulating
he/she/it will have been absquatulating
we will have been absquatulating
you will have been absquatulating
they will have been absquatulating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been absquatulating
you had been absquatulating
he/she/it had been absquatulating
we had been absquatulating
you had been absquatulating
they had been absquatulating
Conditional
I would absquatulate
you would absquatulate
he/she/it would absquatulate
we would absquatulate
you would absquatulate
they would absquatulate
Past Conditional
I would have absquatulated
you would have absquatulated
he/she/it would have absquatulated
we would have absquatulated
you would have absquatulated
they would have absquatulated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.absquatulate - run awayabsquatulate - run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along; "The thief made off with our silver"; "the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe"
levant - run off without paying a debt
flee, take flight, fly - run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled"

absquatulate

verb
Regional. To break loose and leave suddenly, as from confinement or from a difficult or threatening situation:
Informal: skip (out).
Slang: lam.
Idioms: blow the coop, cut and run, give someone the slip, make a getaway, take flight, take it on the lam.
Translations
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