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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.
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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]
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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]
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
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scoot

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

verb
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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
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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.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

scoot

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

[skuːt] vi (fam) to scoot in/outentrare/uscire di corsa
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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References in classic literature ?
I fetched the shore a half a mile above the village, and then went scooting along the bluff bank in the easy water.
On each day schools competed to see who could record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling, walking or scooting to school.
FAMILIES across Wales are being encouraged to discover the benefits of cycling, scooting and walking.
e Big Pedal is now the UK's largest inter-school cycling and scooting competition, and is funded by the Bicycle Association on behalf of the cycle industry through its Bike Hub scheme.
MORE than 1.3 million miles of car journeys to school, equivalent to two return trips to the moon, have been avoided in schools across the UK that have dedicated walking, cycling and scooting projects run by charity Sustrans over the last academic year.
Melissa Henry of Sustrans says: "Children are often desperate to walk or cycle to school, and usually the people who make the decision as to how they travel are their parents, so we want to engage them to show that often cycling or scooting journeys to school are very short, and there's frequently a quiet short cut that children can travel along.
"We want to engage parents to show that cycling or scooting journeys to school are often very short and there's frequently a quiet short cut children can travel along."