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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Some point to the demolition of a nearby government building, which could have sent rats scooting to new digs. Ian Lovett, WSJ, "Politics Is a Dirty Business—Starting with the Rats at Los Angeles City Hall," 10 Feb. 2019 The scooter comes with a lightweight backpack that attaches to the front, so kids can scoot around with ease without having to worry about carrying a heavy bag on their backs. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "This Backpack Doubles As A Scooter, And Any Kid Would Be OBSESSED," 25 Jan. 2019 Place some chairs around this circle, sit in them, scoot them out. Jennifer Adams, Philly.com, "Ask Jennifer Adams: How to choose the right round dining table," 20 Feb. 2018 Many have tried to argue that Rose could have scooted over and hoisted her man up onto her floating furniture. Alexis Jones, Marie Claire, "Rose Was Right Not to Let Jack Onto Her Furniture When the Titanic Sunk," 22 Nov. 2018 Teens are scooting through their cities, and breaking the law in the process, according to a new feature from The Verge. Kaylen Ralph, Teen Vogue, "Teen "Scooter Outlaws" Are Getting Busted on Shareable Scooters," 24 Sep. 2018 Jessie pulled these footrests out from the front of the examination table and asked me to place my feet in them and scoot my body forward until my butt was at the edge of the table and my legs were wide open. Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "I Went to the Gyno for the First Time and Here's What Happened," 13 Sep. 2018 At worst, people scooting and cycling on sidewalks. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Electric scooters’ sudden invasion of American cities, explained," 7 Sep. 2018 Shirley laid out chicken wings, turkey, ham and salad, while her two grandchildren, 12-year-old Carson and 9-year-old Jackson, scooted around the living room, oblivious to the NHL game playing on TV. Greg Bishop, SI.com, "The Valley of Darkness," 13 Apr. 2018

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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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scoop up

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scoot

verb

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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