Examples of skedaddle in a Sentence
I've got to skedaddle or I'll be late.
we skedaddled as soon as we saw the snake entering our campsite
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Terry caught a screen-pass on the left side, broke a few tackles and skedaddled 58 yard toward glory.
And then there was the laugh riot that ensued when running dog Mike Pence skedaddled out of an Indianapolis Colts game.
In my gas station scenario, each leading man had to convince customers to skedaddle before the robbery went down.
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Origin and Etymology of skedaddle
First Known Use: 1859See Words from the same year
Synonymsbolt, break, bug out, flee, fly, hightail (it), retreat, run away, run off, run
Related Wordsabscond, clear out, decamp, elope, escape, get (away), get out, lam, light out, make off, mizzle [chiefly British], scarper [British], scat, scram, skip (out), skirr
Near Antonymsbeard, brave, confront, dare, defy, face; abide, dwell, hang around, linger, remain, stay, stick around, tarry
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