\ 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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If there are no tables, find an interior wall that is not near any heavy furniture or near glass picture frames, windows or under light fixtures, scoot down and cover your head. Ramona Sentinel, "Strong quake prompts preparedness reminders from county," 5 July 2019 But Harper stole second on the third strike and Quinn scooted home on the throw. Rob Maaddi,, "Alcantara, Holaday, Romo push Marlins past host Phillies," 22 June 2019 For one day, the Santa Anita racetrack went from Seabiscuit to dog biscuits, as 100 corgis scooted 125 feet during the second annual Corgi Nationals. Christian Science Monitor, "USA | Society," 7 June 2019 Another electron can scoot over into the new opening and leave behind another new hole. Quanta Magazine, "A Child’s Puzzle Has Helped Unlock the Secrets of Magnetism," 24 Jan. 2019 McDevitt scooted to second and made an aggressive dash to third. Pat Disabato, Daily Southtown, "'He can be special': Sean McDevitt scores winning run in seventh as St. Rita tops Hampshire for third in 4A," 8 June 2019 Keeping arms straight, scoot forward until hips and butt are off the bench or chair. Rozalynn S. Frazier,, "This 30-Day Arms Challenge Will Transform Your Upper Body In Just 4 Weeks," 10 June 2019 The bot then scoots a ways behind the vehicle while raising a backlit triangle. Alexander Stoklosa, Car and Driver, "If You Crash a Mercedes-Benz in the Future, It Could Deploy a Robot to Warn Other Drivers," 21 May 2019 Suarez scoots it through the leaping wall and forces a diving, one-handed save. 21: Foul? Victor Mather, New York Times, "Edinson Cavani Uses His Head, and Foot, as Uruguay Ousts Portugal," 1 July 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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Dictionary Entries near scoot

scoop net

scoop up






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English Language Learners Definition of scoot

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


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

Kids Definition of scoot

: to go suddenly and quickly

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