scoot

verb \ ˈsküt \
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

Definition of scoot

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

scoot

noun

Examples of scoot in a Sentence

  1. She talked to us for a few minutes before scooting off to some appointment.

  2. She scooted her chair back a few inches.

  3. He scooted closer to the table.

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Origin and Etymology of scoot

perhaps alteration of earlier scout, of unknown origin


SCOOT Defined for English Language Learners

scoot

verb

Definition of scoot for English Language Learners

  • : to go or leave suddenly and quickly

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


SCOOT Defined for Kids

scoot

verb \ ˈsküt \

Definition of scoot for Students

scooted; scooting
: to go suddenly and quickly


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