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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).]
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(intr) to leave; decamp
[C19: humorous formation as if from Latin]
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v.i. -lat•ed, -lat•ing. Slang.
to flee; abscond.
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Past participle: absquatulated
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|Verb||1.||absquatulate - 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
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Regional. To break loose and leave suddenly, as from confinement or from a difficult or threatening situation:
Informal: skip (out).
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