skedaddle onto the equally heart-stopping Million Dollar Highway to Ouray and Telluride.
For the formation we may compare American vamose, to skedaddle, from Span.
They skedaddle like lightning if they see so much as Rachel's shadow.
Everything was in confusion, and all was helter-skelter, skurry, and skedaddle.
The fight lasted about three hours, when the rebs were obliged to skedaddle.
The defence was too strong, and our force too small; we had to skedaddle, or we'd have seen Libby in a way we didn't like.
Now skedaddle into your own rooms, but don't you dare to sit down for a moment.
Billy Sunday made the devil tuck his tail between his legs and skedaddle Friday night.
Grandpa had flapped his hands at the children and said, "skedaddle, young-ones!"
In the skedaddle and panic that occurred later in the day, Joe, with many others, was taken prisoner by the Johnnies.
"to run away," 1861, American Civil War military slang, of unknown origin, perhaps connected to earlier use in northern England dialect with a meaning "to spill." Liberman says it "has no connection with any word of Greek, Irish, or Swedish, and it is not a blend" [contra De Vere]. He calls it instead an "enlargement of dial. scaddle 'scare, frighten.'" Related: Skedaddled; skedaddling. As a noun from 1870.
To run away; flee; fly; depart hastily: the verb ''to skedaddle,'' which was revived during the war to suggest precipitous flight, and has held its own ever since
[1861+; origin unknown; perhaps fr an attested Scots dialect sense, ''spill,'' which could suggest ''scatter, disperse''; the example from 1884 supposes an earlier origin]