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scoot

 (sko͞ot)
v. scoot·ed, scoot·ing, scoots
v.intr.
To move or go suddenly and speedily; hurry.
v.tr.
Upper Southern US To squirt with water: "I know I wouldn't scoot down no hog with no hose" (Flannery O'Connor).
Phrasal Verb:
scoot over
To move or slide to the side: Scoot that chair over.

[Scots, to eject, squirt, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skjōta, to shoot.]

scoot n.
Our Living Language The verb scoot, meaning "to squirt with water," arose in the American Midlands. Two derived senses, both intransitive verbs, have become more widely known: "to slide suddenly across a surface" and "to move quickly": The mouse scooted across the floor. The phrasal verb scoot over, meaning, in its transitive sense, "to push (someone or something) to the side to make room," also arose in the Midlands but has spread throughout much of the country.

scoot

(skuːt)
vb
1. to go or cause to go quickly or hastily; dart or cause to dart off or away
2. Scot to squirt
n
3. the act of scooting
4. Scot a squirt
[C19 probably of Scandinavian origin; compare shoot]

scoot

(skut)

v.i.
1. to go swiftly or hastily; dart.
v.t.
2. to send or impel at high speed.
n.
3. a swift, darting movement or course.
[1750–60; earlier scout, perhaps < Old Norse skota to push, or skjōta to shoot1]

scoot


Past participle: scooted
Gerund: scooting

Imperative
scoot
scoot
Present
I scoot
you scoot
he/she/it scoots
we scoot
you scoot
they scoot
Preterite
I scooted
you scooted
he/she/it scooted
we scooted
you scooted
they scooted
Present Continuous
I am scooting
you are scooting
he/she/it is scooting
we are scooting
you are scooting
they are scooting
Present Perfect
I have scooted
you have scooted
he/she/it has scooted
we have scooted
you have scooted
they have scooted
Past Continuous
I was scooting
you were scooting
he/she/it was scooting
we were scooting
you were scooting
they were scooting
Past Perfect
I had scooted
you had scooted
he/she/it had scooted
we had scooted
you had scooted
they had scooted
Future
I will scoot
you will scoot
he/she/it will scoot
we will scoot
you will scoot
they will scoot
Future Perfect
I will have scooted
you will have scooted
he/she/it will have scooted
we will have scooted
you will have scooted
they will have scooted
Future Continuous
I will be scooting
you will be scooting
he/she/it will be scooting
we will be scooting
you will be scooting
they will be scooting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scooting
you have been scooting
he/she/it has been scooting
we have been scooting
you have been scooting
they have been scooting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scooting
you will have been scooting
he/she/it will have been scooting
we will have been scooting
you will have been scooting
they will have been scooting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scooting
you had been scooting
he/she/it had been scooting
we had been scooting
you had been scooting
they had been scooting
Conditional
I would scoot
you would scoot
he/she/it would scoot
we would scoot
you would scoot
they would scoot
Past Conditional
I would have scooted
you would have scooted
he/she/it would have scooted
we would have scooted
you would have scooted
they would have scooted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.scoot - run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"
plunge - dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity; "She plunged at it eagerly"
shoot down, tear, buck, charge, shoot - move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"
hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it, belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten - move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street"

scoot

verb dash, run, dart, sprint, bolt, zip, scuttle, scurry, scamper, skitter, skedaddle (informal), skirr He scooted up the stairs.

scoot

verb
Translations
يَنْطَلِق مُسْرِعا
uhánět
pile
skjótast, òjóta
dumtimotorolerispaspirtukas
drāztiesjoņot
seğirtmek

scoot

[skuːt] VI (also scoot away, scoot off) → largarse, rajarse (LAm)
scoot!¡lárgate!
I must scoottengo que marcharme

scoot

[ˈskuːt] vi (= move quickly) → filer
Amelia scooted over to him, hands on hips → Amelia fila vers lui, les mains sur les hanches.
Sam scooted up the stairs
BUT Sam monta les marches quatre à quatre.

scoot

vi (inf: = scram) → abzischen (inf); (= walk quickly)rennen; scoot across and get it!komm rüber und hols dir! (inf)

scoot

[skuːt] vi (fam) to scoot in/outentrare/uscire di corsa

scoot

(skuːt) verb
(often with along, ~away, ~past etc) to move (away) fast. He scooted down the road.
ˈscooter noun
1. a type of small motor-bicycle.
2. a child's two-wheeled toy vehicle propelled by the foot.
References in classic literature ?
While still warm, the oil, like hot punch, is received into the six-barrel casks; and while, perhaps, the ship is pitching and rolling this way and that in the midnight sea, the enormous casks are slewed round and headed over, end for end, and sometimes perilously scoot across the slippery deck, like so many land slides, till at last man-handled and stayed in their course; and all round the hoops, rap, rap, go as many hammers as can play upon them, for now, ex officio, every sailor is a cooper.
He told me to tell yer he's got his collars and cuffs in dat grip for a scoot clean out to 'Frisco.
Katrina Shepherd, marketing manager at Scoot, said: "The company has grown quickly over the course of the last year.
However, inspections revealed the need for essential maintenance works on Elvet Bridge which is set to delay work on Scoot.
Melbourne becomes fourth Australian destination for Scoot.
Scoot chose NetSuite after considering other major ERP solutions due to factors such as speed of implementation, low cost of ownership, real-time business intelligence and reporting, as well as the breadth and depth that NetSuite provides in financial reporting, multi-currency management and budgeting -- all within one unified platform.
She added that priority at the signals is given to the main traffic routes and the SCOOT system will work to aid progression on these routes while also trying to balance the demands of traffic on minor roads joining the junction.
scoot "Although the competition runs for three weeks, it has a lasting eect on the way that the school community travel to school; last year 76% of schools who took part in the Big Pedal said that pupils continued to cycle and scoot to school following the event.
I hope that by encouraging our children to cycle and scoot to school over the next two weeks that we will see a reduction in congestion and pollution around the school gates, and help the children feel healthier, happier and more confident to continue to use two wheels to get to school.
A survey of teachers at schools that took part last year found that pupils continued to cycle and scoot to three quarters of the participating schools after the event, and 39% said pupils who took part were noticeably happier throughout the day.
She points out that although most journeys to school, and particularly to primary schools, are no more than a 10-minute cycle or scoot away, have to make the same journey they have to travel by car, along busy roads.
A survey after last year's event found kids at three-quarters of the schools continued to cycle and scoot and almost a third said it reduced traffic congestion around the school.