- 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 scoot
Otherwise you could scoot right through in the time it takes to read this sentence and be none the wiser.Searching for the Ghost of Roger Miller in Erick, Okla.
September 23, 2012
“I had to scoot down on my rear to get there,” Ritchie said.Buddhist Retreat’s Death Saga
July 10, 2012
"Scoot down there and climb into that boat," he said proudly to Eileen.Her Father's Daughter
Their nickname was "Scooters," and they certainly did "scoot" over the sea.Submarine Warfare of To-day
Charles W. Domville-Fife
Well, if you had seen me scoot down that hall and out of the door!We Ten
Lyda Farrington Kraus
Now scoot, quick, for it won't do for them to see you haunting round.
Yes, I expect they keep watch, and scoot whenever they see one of us.
- 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 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.