verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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.|Malcolm Jones|September 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“I had to scoot down on my rear to get there,” Ritchie said.
Yes, I expect they keep watch, and scoot whenever they see one of us.The Jolliest School of All|Angela Brazil
Just scoot round there and shelter, and I'll come down in half a sec.'Oswald Bastable and Others|Edith Nesbit
"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.The Secret Service Submarine|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
Scoot back to the yacht, and get Mr. Greatorex to make straight for Tangier.King of the Air|Herbert Strang
Silently, among the trees, Mr. Rose led Dolly until he saw a good opportunity and then with a whispered "Scoot in there!"Two Little Women|Carolyn Wells
Word Origin 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.