intransitive verb \ˈsküt\

: to go or leave suddenly and quickly

: to move (yourself, your chair, etc.) a short distance in a particular direction

Full Definition of SCOOT

:  to move swiftly
:  to slide especially while seated <scoot over and let me sit down>
scoot noun

Examples of SCOOT

  1. She talked to us for a few minutes before scooting off to some appointment.
  2. She scooted her chair back a few inches.
  3. He scooted closer to the table.

Origin of SCOOT

perhaps alteration of earlier scout, of unknown origin
First Known Use: 1758


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