verb (used with object), shooed, shoo·ing.
verb (used without object), shooed, shoo·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for shoo
Before the neighbors stepped in to help, Si and his wife would take turns guarding the house each night, hoping their presence would shoo away the teenagers.An Asian American family was being harassed. Neighbors now stand guard each night at their home.|Sydney Page|February 26, 2021|Washington Post
Still “Happy,” truthfully, should have been a shoo-in for Record of the Year given its incessant popularity this past year.10 Biggest Grammy Award Snubs and Surprises: Meghan Trainor, Miley Cyrus & More|Kevin Fallon|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of course the opposite is true too--if McAuliffe bucks history and wins, then Politico will have to write that HRC is a shoo-in.
The Gyllenhaal siblings are also a shoo-in, though I fear I would jibber and jabber—and possibly giggle—over Jake.
When the rest of us would stand, we could watch parts of the ceremony until security would try to shoo us back to our seats.
The Iron Lady actress bested frontrunner Viola Davis, who seemed a shoo-in for her turn in The Help.Meryl Streep, ‘The Artist,’ Billy Crystal: Best Moments From 2012 Oscars (VIDEO)|Shannon Donnelly|February 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The grotesque fancy came into my head that she would do the same thing if she wanted to shoo some chickens out of a garden.A Virginia Scout|Hugh Pendexter
A gust o' win' is skirlin' the noo, and as we luik ower the faem, the haar is risin', weetin' the green swaird wi' misty shoo'rs.
The draper wasna certain that so licht a shoo'r could richtly be called rain.
Every night at milking time I shoo them out until they finally get it into their heads they are not wanted.The Red Cow and Her Friends|Peter McArthur
Cap Pike left the fire to stand guard over the water barrels and shoo the mules away.The Treasure Trail|Marah Ellis Ryan