Otherwise you could scoot right through in the time it takes to read this sentence and be none the wiser.
“I had to scoot down on my rear to get there,” Ritchie said.
He told me to tell yer he's got his collars and cuffs in dat grip for a scoot clean out to 'Frisco.
I must scoot now, and go back to my practising, or I shall have Bunty on my track.
The three spans on the scoot dashed down the slope, but brought up abruptly on different sides of a tree.
"scoot down there and climb into that boat," he said proudly to Eileen.
"Now scoot as hard as you can go," I told him, opening the door, and he was gone like a flash into the dark night.
Now scoot, quick, for it won't do for them to see you haunting round.
How'd you like to scoot up there with me in a fast aeroplane?
He's the kind of old cove I'd like to get real narked and then scoot.
1758, "run, fly, make off," perhaps originally nautical slang; 1805, "flow or gush out with force" (Scottish), of uncertain origin, possibly from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse skjota "to shoot") related to shoot (v.). Related: Scooted; scooting. As a noun from 1864.
[origin unknown; perhaps ultimately fr a Scandinavian cognate of shoot, by way of Scottish dialect; British naval scout, in the first verb sense, is found by 1758; the first noun sense may have an entirely different derivation than the two verb senses]