shoo


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shoo

 (sho͞o)
interj.
Used to frighten away animals or birds.
tr.v. shooed, shoo·ing, shoos
To drive or frighten away by or as if by crying "shoo."

shoo

(ʃuː)
interj
go away!: used to drive away unwanted or annoying people, animals, etc
vb, shoos, shooing or shooed
1. (tr) to drive away by or as if by crying "shoo."
2. (intr) to cry "shoo."
[C15: imitative; related to Middle High German schū, French shou, Italian scio]

shoo

(ʃu)

interj.
1. (used to scare or drive away chickens, birds, etc.)
v.t.
2. to drive away by saying or shouting “shoo.”
3. to request or force (a person) to leave.
v.i.
4. to call out “shoo.”
[1475–85; earlier showe, shough, ssou; compare German schu]

shoo


Past participle: shooed
Gerund: shooing

Imperative
shoo
shoo
Present
I shoo
you shoo
he/she/it shoos
we shoo
you shoo
they shoo
Preterite
I shooed
you shooed
he/she/it shooed
we shooed
you shooed
they shooed
Present Continuous
I am shooing
you are shooing
he/she/it is shooing
we are shooing
you are shooing
they are shooing
Present Perfect
I have shooed
you have shooed
he/she/it has shooed
we have shooed
you have shooed
they have shooed
Past Continuous
I was shooing
you were shooing
he/she/it was shooing
we were shooing
you were shooing
they were shooing
Past Perfect
I had shooed
you had shooed
he/she/it had shooed
we had shooed
you had shooed
they had shooed
Future
I will shoo
you will shoo
he/she/it will shoo
we will shoo
you will shoo
they will shoo
Future Perfect
I will have shooed
you will have shooed
he/she/it will have shooed
we will have shooed
you will have shooed
they will have shooed
Future Continuous
I will be shooing
you will be shooing
he/she/it will be shooing
we will be shooing
you will be shooing
they will be shooing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shooing
you have been shooing
he/she/it has been shooing
we have been shooing
you have been shooing
they have been shooing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shooing
you will have been shooing
he/she/it will have been shooing
we will have been shooing
you will have been shooing
they will have been shooing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shooing
you had been shooing
he/she/it had been shooing
we had been shooing
you had been shooing
they had been shooing
Conditional
I would shoo
you would shoo
he/she/it would shoo
we would shoo
you would shoo
they would shoo
Past Conditional
I would have shooed
you would have shooed
he/she/it would have shooed
we would have shooed
you would have shooed
they would have shooed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.shoo - drive away by crying `shoo!'
chase away, dispel, drive away, drive off, drive out, run off, turn back - force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings; "Drive away potential burglars"; "drive away bad thoughts"; "dispel doubts"; "The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers"
Translations
يُطارِد، يُلاحِق
kšá!odehnat
gennepsst!
elhessegethess!
burt! farîu!stugga viî
baidytinuvytiškac!štiš!
aizbaidītaizdzītaiztrenktskic!tiš!
heš
Haydi dağılın. Githoştkıkşkışlamakkışt!pist

shoo

[ʃuː]
A. EXCL¡fuera!, ¡zape!, ¡ándale! (Mex)
B. VT (also shoo away, shoo off) → ahuyentar, espantar

shoo

[ˈʃuː]
exclallez, ouste!
vtchasser
She shooed her daughters out of the room → Elle a chassé ses filles de la pièce.
shoo away
vt sepchasser
shoo off
vt sepchassershoo-in [ˈʃuːɪn] n (US) it's a shoo-in → c'est du tout cuit
a shoo-in for sth
She's a shoo-in for the election → Elle va gagner les élections, c'est certain.

shoo

interjsch; (to dog etc) → pfui; (to child) → husch
vt to shoo somebody awayjdn verscheuchen or wegscheuchen; I shooed the children into the gardenich scheuchte die Kinder in den Garten

shoo

[ʃuː]
1. exclsciò!, via!
2. vt (also shoo away, shoo off) → cacciare (via)

shoo

(ʃuː) interjection
an exclamation used when chasing a person, animal etc away.
verb
to chase away. She shooed the pigeons away.
References in classic literature ?
'There's nobbut t' missis; and shoo'll not oppen 't an ye mak' yer flaysome dins till neeght.'
'Hearken, hearken, shoo's cursing on 'em!' muttered Joseph, towards whom I had been steering.
Anne "shooed," but the cat would not "shoo." As long as she stood he sat back on his haunches and gazed at her reproachfully out of his one good eye; when she resumed her walk he followed.
If ye don't--well, it'll take somethin' smarter'n we be ter find ANYTHIN' ter be glad about in that!" she finished, shooing Pollyanna into the house as she would shoo an unruly chicken into a coop.
Then you "shoo" the cat out of the room and kick the door to after her.
As soon as he had done so he shouted, and cried 'Shoo, shoo,' after his sheep to drive them on to the mountain; so I was left to scheme some way of taking my revenge and covering myself with glory.
But as the yellow hen tried to enter after them, the little maid cried "Shoo!" and flapped her apron in Billina's face.
"Shoo, yourself!" retorted the hen, drawing back in anger and ruffling up her feathers.
Shoo! Scat!" He charged at the youth, who bolted from the room and clattered madly down-stairs.
Shells were falling all round till a tiny French gunboat came out of Bayonne and shooed the Numancia away out of territorial waters.
"If the deer do get too close we would expect the visitor to clap or shoo them away.
Autonomic won't just shoo away birds - it would also make sure they won't bother you anymore.