Definition of scoot
- scoot over and let me sit down
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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First Known Use: 1758See Words from the same year
barrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, bolt, bowl, breeze, bundle, bustle, buzz, cannonball, careen, career, chase, course, dash, drive, fly, hare, hasten, hie, highball, hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurry, hurtle, hustle, jet, jump, motor, nip, pelt, race, ram, rip, rocket, run, rush, rustle, scurry, scuttle, shoot, speed, step, tear, travel, trot, whirl, whisk, zip, zoom;
beat it, get a move on, make tracks, shake a leg, step on it;
: to go or leave suddenly and quickly
: to move (yourself, your chair, etc.) a short distance in a particular direction
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