scoot

verb
\ ˈsküt How to pronounce scoot (audio) \
scooted; scooting; scoots

Definition of scoot

intransitive verb

1 : to move swiftly
2 : to slide especially while seated scoot over and let me sit down

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Other Words from scoot

scoot noun

Examples of scoot in a Sentence

She talked to us for a few minutes before scooting off to some appointment. She scooted her chair back a few inches. He scooted closer to the table.
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Recent Examples on the Web Tailored to maximize movement, some scooted along the bottom of a Petri dish like microscopic inchworms, powered solely by the contractions of the heart cells studding their interiors. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "Scientists Assemble Frog Stem Cells Into First ‘Living Machines’," 13 Jan. 2020 Brown scooted down the wing, shot for a rebound, low to Rask’s right pad, and a crashing Tkachuk had an open side of the net. BostonGlobe.com, "Even rebuilding clubs like the Senators.," 11 Dec. 2019 Byard scooted 31 yards down the left side, and with a 15-yard personal foul penalty on Jackson added, the Titans were at the Baltimore 35. Barry Wilner, The Courier-Journal, "Lamar Jackson sees sensational season upended in Ravens' shocking playoff loss to Titans," 12 Jan. 2020 Byard scooted 31 yards down the left side, and with a 15-yard personal foul penalty on Jackson added, the Titans were at the Baltimore 35. oregonlive, "NFL Playoffs 2020: Tennessee Titans shock the Baltimore Ravens in a Divisional Round playoff," 11 Jan. 2020 Byard scooted 31 yards down the left side, and with a 15-yard personal foul penalty on Jackson added, the Titans were at the Baltimore 35. Barry Wilner, BostonGlobe.com, "Titans stun Ravens, head to AFC title game," 11 Jan. 2020 Byard scooted 31 yards down the left side, and with a 15-yard personal foul penalty on Jackson added, the Titans were at the Baltimore 35. Barry Wilner, Houston Chronicle, "Titans stun Ravens, head to AFC title game," 11 Jan. 2020 After lining up in a Wildcat formation at the 38, Calvert Hall snapped the ball directly to Herbert, who broke left, cut inside, scooted through a hole and took off, faking off a would-be tackler downfield before sprinting into the endzone. Rich Scherr, baltimoresun.com, "Calvert Hall sprints past Loyola Blakefield, 33-10, in 100th Turkey Bowl for sixth straight win in series," 28 Nov. 2019 Different family groups will scoot into an area, tip-up and feed, swim out, and then come right back. Will Brantley, Field & Stream, "How to Scout for Late-Season Ducks—and Shoot a Limit," 17 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of scoot

1758, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for scoot

perhaps alteration of earlier scout, of unknown origin

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The first known use of scoot was in 1758

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25 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Scoot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scoot. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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scoot

verb
How to pronounce scoot (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of scoot

informal
: to go or leave suddenly and quickly
chiefly US : to move (yourself, your chair, etc.) a short distance in a particular direction

scoot

verb
\ ˈsküt How to pronounce scoot (audio) \
scooted; scooting

Kids Definition of scoot

: to go suddenly and quickly

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