scoot

verb
\ˈsküt \
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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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 When not teeing up, scooting out, surfing, snorkeling, or looking for wildlife, soak up some local culture at an on-site luau. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Resorts in Hawaii: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 Los Angeles has a new category of criminality: scooting under the influence. Frank Miles, Fox News, "LA's newest category of crime: 1st conviction for 'scooting' under the influence," 28 Sep. 2018 Three-year-old Kathryn scooted her tiny legs off the end of the mattress, felt her feet hit the floor, and searched for him, room by room. Devin Tomb, Good Housekeeping, "“At 54, I Don’t Feel As Hopeful”: The Untold Story of Suicide in the U.S.," 21 Sep. 2018 So human engineers at SRI International in Silicon Valley are mimicking that collective behavior with microbots that scoot around on a magnetic field. Matt Simon, WIRED, "How Roboticists Are Copying Nature to Make Fantastical Machines," 28 June 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

scoor

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scooter

scooterist

scop

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scoot

verb

English Language Learners Definition of scoot

: to go or leave suddenly and quickly

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

scoot

verb
\ˈsküt \
scooted; scooting

Kids Definition of scoot

: to go suddenly and quickly

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