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

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 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 FitzSimons would scoot around the slopes with a harness, trying to keep up with his older brother Tucker, as Jen and Mike kept their boys close. oregonlive, 4 Feb. 2022 On one particularly nifty play, Jackson faked a jet-sweep handoff to Devin Duvernay, only for Freeman to scoot up the middle for 18 yards. Childs Walker, baltimoresun.com, 6 Dec. 2021 Gavyn Flores said people kept trying to scoot into spaces where there was none to spare, while others tried to will their way toward the barricades to jump over to safety. BostonGlobe.com, 7 Nov. 2021 Gavyn Flores said people kept trying to scoot into spaces where there was none to spare, while others tried to will their way toward the barricades to jump over to safety. Juan Lozano, chicagotribune.com, 7 Nov. 2021 Gavyn Flores said people kept trying to scoot into spaces where there was none to spare, while others tried to will their way toward the barricades to jump over to safety. Juan Lozano, Ryan Pearson And Sally Ho, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Nov. 2021 When people scoot chairs in and out over hardwood, tile, vinyl or linoleum, any grit under the chair legs functions like sandpaper and scratches the flooring. Washington Post, 29 Oct. 2021 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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Last Updated

6 May 2022

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“Scoot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scoot. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for scoot

scoot

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

Kids Definition of scoot

: to go suddenly and quickly

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