scoot

play
verb \ˈsküt\

Definition of scoot

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to move swiftly

  3. 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.

Origin and Etymology of scoot

perhaps alteration of earlier scout, of unknown origin


First Known Use: 1758


SCOOT Defined for English Language Learners

scoot

play
verb \ˈsküt\

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

play
verb \ˈsküt\

Definition of scoot for Students

scooted

;

scooting

  1. :  to go suddenly and quickly



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