- to go swiftly or hastily; dart.
- to send or impel at high speed.
- a swift, darting movement or course.
Origin of scoot
Examples from the Web for scooting
Tell the professor to lay off, before he sends us scooting too.Spawn of the Comet
Harold Thompson Rich
While scooting up the ladder we heard a gun; and another gun.The U-boat hunters
James B. Connolly
Other B-class guards were coming, scooting across the floor, alert and alarmed.The Defenders
Philip K. Dick
Then something tripped me as I was scooting, and they had me before I could recover.Dick Merriwell Abroad
Burt L. Standish
By 'scooting' do you mean that you are going to walk across that moor again?The House 'Round the Corner
- to go or cause to go quickly or hastily; dart or cause to dart off or away
- Scot to squirt
- the act of scooting
- Scot a squirt
Word Origin and History for scooting
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.