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scoot

[ skoot ]
/ skut /
Informal.
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verb (used without object)

to go swiftly or hastily; dart.

verb (used with object)

to send or impel at high speed.

noun

a swift, darting movement or course.

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Origin of scoot

1750–60; probably <Old Norse skota to push or skjōta to shoot1
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British Dictionary definitions for scoot

scoot
/ (skuːt) /

verb

to go or cause to go quickly or hastily; dart or cause to dart off or away
Scot to squirt

noun

the act of scooting
Scot a squirt

Word Origin for scoot

C19 probably of Scandinavian origin; compare shoot
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