\ 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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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 Book a boat via Sundial Charters to scoot over to the larger, uninhabited sister spot, inexplicably named Little Tybee Island. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "20 Best Weekend Getaway Ideas in the U.S.," 18 June 2020 Its new ads spotlight low-contact payment and the plan to scoot bags of food out the drive-through window on a tray. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, "The Delicate Art of Disastertising," 23 Apr. 2020 And this pup scooted right up next to the TV for his performance. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "These Dogs Singing the 'Law & Order: SVU' Theme Song Are Making Everything Better," 21 Mar. 2020 In Royal Oak, at a meeting earlier this month of the Royal Oak Veterans Event Committee, three veterans spoke politely but firmly against scooting the war memorial a single inch. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "Veterans unhappy with Royal Oak's plan to move downtown war memorial," 24 Mar. 2020 Lapschies, who has hearing loss, turned around, then used his feet to scoot to the window. Anchorage Daily News, "Oldest coronavirus survivor? Oregon veteran lives to celebrate 104th birthday," 1 Apr. 2020 Lapschies, who has hearing loss, turned around, then used his feet to scoot to the window. oregonlive, "Oldest coronavirus survivor? Oregon veteran lives to celebrate 104th birthday," 1 Apr. 2020 To create the little organisms, which scoot around a petri dish a bit like water bears—those tiny microorganisms that are pretty much impossible to kill—the researchers scraped living stem cells from frog embryos. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "These Are the First Living Robots: Machines Made from Frog Stem Cells," 14 Jan. 2020 For any table, allow three feet from the edge of the table to a wall to provide space to scoot chairs out and walk around. Jennifer Adams,, "Ask Jennifer Adams: How to choose the right round dining table," 20 Feb. 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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The first known use of scoot was in 1758

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4 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Scoot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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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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