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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Recent Examples on the Web The inside opened up on the home straight just enough for Brazier to scoot through and finish first in 1 minute, 45.00 seconds. Ken Goe For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 18 June 2021 Walking into The Crater, the elimination is clearly going to be the one where opponents hang by their ankles and wrists and have to scoot down the bar. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, 25 Mar. 2021 Scraping the blade of your knife across the cutting board (e.g., to scoot veggies into a pot) is terrible for your knives. Washington Post, 25 Feb. 2021 Older chairs were built so they could be repaired, because chair joints almost inevitably loosen over time as people scoot them around or lean back and forth on them. Washington Post, 21 Dec. 2020 One of my favorite ways to connect with my inner Clark Griswold is to pack up the family and scoot down the highway to find reprieve in the form of a polyester dome shelter, a campfire, and the messiest s’mores on Earth. Ben Romans, Outdoor Life, 10 Sep. 2019 Foles connected with Allen Robinson on a short pass that turned into a 37-yard touchdown when Isaiah Oliver and Blidi Wreh-Wilson both missed tackles, allowing the receiver to scoot down the sideline. Paul Newberry, Star Tribune, 27 Sep. 2020 Foles connected with Allen Robinson on a short pass that turned into a 37-yard touchdown when Isaiah Oliver and Blidi Wreh-Wilson both missed tackles, allowing the receiver to scoot down the sideline. The Associated Press, NOLA.com, 27 Sep. 2020 Metal chairs scraped the floor after Shelley Luther urged her audience to scoot closer. Dallas News, 25 Sep. 2020

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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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23 Jun 2021

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“Scoot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scoot. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for scoot

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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