\ 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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Coupled with an eight-speed Tiptronic gearbox, the C7 was also able to scoot to 62 mph in only 3.9 seconds. Basem Wasef, Robb Report, 29 July 2022 That prompted the judge to repeatedly ask Doe to scoot closer to the microphone, and lean in. CBS News, 28 Apr. 2022 On Smith Island, resident watermen such as Wes will scoot visitors over to the colonies during high tide, when their vessels can inch close to the action. Andrea Sachs, Washington Post, 1 July 2022 To scoot past the summer swarms on Trail Ridge Road, head south or west. Emily Pennington, Outside Online, 23 June 2022 On offense that included a backup running back who could scoot. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland, 16 Apr. 2022 The feathers should extend to about the U of the hook; if not, scoot the bundle forward or backward. Aleta Burchyski, Outside Online, 20 May 2020 Conley looking Bogdanovic’s way, even for a split second, causes Ariza to scoot over. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 Mar. 2022 People as large as Davis is should not be able to scoot at this level. Doug Farrar, USA TODAY, 6 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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10 Aug 2022

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“Scoot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for scoot


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

Kids Definition of scoot

: to go suddenly and quickly

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Nglish: Translation of scoot for Spanish Speakers


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