skedaddle


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ske·dad·dle

 (skĭ-dăd′l)
intr.v. ske·dad·dled, ske·dad·dling, ske·dad·dles Informal
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.]

skedaddle

(skɪˈdædəl)
vb
(intr) to run off hastily
n
a hasty retreat
[C19: of unknown origin]

ske•dad•dle

(skɪˈdæd l)

v. -dled, -dling,
n. Informal. v.i.
1. to run away hurriedly; flee.
n.
2. a hasty flight.
[1860–65, Amer.; compare dial. (Scots, N England) skedaddle to scatter]
ske•dad′dler, n.

skedaddle


Past participle: skedaddled
Gerund: skedaddling

Imperative
skedaddle
skedaddle
Present
I skedaddle
you skedaddle
he/she/it skedaddles
we skedaddle
you skedaddle
they skedaddle
Preterite
I skedaddled
you skedaddled
he/she/it skedaddled
we skedaddled
you skedaddled
they skedaddled
Present Continuous
I am skedaddling
you are skedaddling
he/she/it is skedaddling
we are skedaddling
you are skedaddling
they are skedaddling
Present Perfect
I have skedaddled
you have skedaddled
he/she/it has skedaddled
we have skedaddled
you have skedaddled
they have skedaddled
Past Continuous
I was skedaddling
you were skedaddling
he/she/it was skedaddling
we were skedaddling
you were skedaddling
they were skedaddling
Past Perfect
I had skedaddled
you had skedaddled
he/she/it had skedaddled
we had skedaddled
you had skedaddled
they had skedaddled
Future
I will skedaddle
you will skedaddle
he/she/it will skedaddle
we will skedaddle
you will skedaddle
they will skedaddle
Future Perfect
I will have skedaddled
you will have skedaddled
he/she/it will have skedaddled
we will have skedaddled
you will have skedaddled
they will have skedaddled
Future Continuous
I will be skedaddling
you will be skedaddling
he/she/it will be skedaddling
we will be skedaddling
you will be skedaddling
they will be skedaddling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been skedaddling
you have been skedaddling
he/she/it has been skedaddling
we have been skedaddling
you have been skedaddling
they have been skedaddling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been skedaddling
you will have been skedaddling
he/she/it will have been skedaddling
we will have been skedaddling
you will have been skedaddling
they will have been skedaddling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been skedaddling
you had been skedaddling
he/she/it had been skedaddling
we had been skedaddling
you had been skedaddling
they had been skedaddling
Conditional
I would skedaddle
you would skedaddle
he/she/it would skedaddle
we would skedaddle
you would skedaddle
they would skedaddle
Past Conditional
I would have skedaddled
you would have skedaddled
he/she/it would have skedaddled
we would have skedaddled
you would have skedaddled
they would have skedaddled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skedaddle - a hasty flight
escape, flight - the act of escaping physically; "he made his escape from the mental hospital"; "the canary escaped from its cage"; "his flight was an indication of his guilt"
Verb1.skedaddle - run away, as if in a panic
fly the coop, head for the hills, hightail it, lam, run away, scarper, scat, take to the woods, turn tail, run, bunk, break away, escape - flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"

skedaddle

verb
Informal. To leave hastily:
Informal: clear out, get, hotfoot.
Idioms: beat it, hightail it, hotfoot it , make tracks.
Translations
megfutamodik

skedaddle

[skɪˈdædl] VIescabullirse, salir pitando
they skedaddled in all directionshuyeron por todos lados

skedaddle

vi (inf)Reißaus nehmen (inf), → türmen (inf); skedaddle!weg mit dir/euch!, verzieh dich/verzieht euch!
References in classic literature ?
They just used to skedaddle off to work--I've seen hundreds of 'em, bit of breakfast in hand, running wild and shining to catch their little season-ticket train, for fear they'd get dismissed if they didn't; working at businesses they were afraid to take the trouble to under- stand; skedaddling back for fear they wouldn't be in time for dinner; keeping indoors after dinner for fear of the back streets, and sleeping with the wives they married, not be- cause they wanted them, but because they had a bit of money that would make for safety in their one little mis- erable skedaddle through the world.
Oh, that's all true, I s'pose," replied the other; "but I'm not going to skedaddle.
Andrew Straw, marketing director of Saddle Skedaddle and The Cycle Hub, which won Tourism Experience of the Year award in 2014, recognised the impact winning has had on the business, saying: "The North East England Tourism Awards help promote the thriving tourism industry in the region - the awards can really help put you on the tourist trail.
Supporters hope it will help boost the economies of locations along the route, having already been snapped up by cycling holiday company Saddle Skedaddle as one of their packages and leading to an increase in minibus bookings.
The renowned Skedaddle company is all geared up to put you through your paces.
Just don't dae yer dinger if the recipient respectfully requests that you haud yer wheesht or skedaddle aff until they've turned the last page.
Mukete's skedaddle and unceremonious exit from the apex bank last October to pursue a career at PointBreak raised suspicions in financial circles that he might have acted in conflict of interest when the decision to award a provisional licence to EBank was made since the banking supervision department, responsible for the screening and awarding of banking licences, fell directly under his control.
B) Stay an extra 10 to chat him up before you skedaddle.
Now you kids go skedaddle and get back to work, Cramps is gonna go clean my shotgun for tomorrow's dove hunt.
I thought Barefoot Cafe entirely overrated--reports of the best fresh lime soda are unwarranted (look, it's soda, lime and sugar syrup, this is not rocket science, this is not worth a skedaddle out).
The enterprising mammal would chew a hole in the 10-pound plastic bag, eat its fill and skedaddle, essentially ruining the remaining 9.
There will be live music on the bandstand throughout the day including Skedaddle, Manhattan Sound Big Band, Phoenix New Orleans Jazz Band, Scissett Youth Brass Band and more.