(used to scare or drive away a cat, dog, chickens, birds, etc.)
to drive away by saying or shouting “shoo.”
to request or force (a person) to leave: I'll have to shoo you out of here now.
to call out “shoo.”
- shoe, shoo
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How to use shoo in a sentence
One executive who is familiar with how FYC brand deals are conducted but asked to remain anonymous said that the prime clients that buy custom content campaigns during award season are the cusp films and shows that know they are not shoo-ins.For your remote consideration: How Hollywood trades are cashing in on studios vying for awards during coronavirus crisis | Kayleigh Barber | February 18, 2021 | Digiday
Chris doesn’t think they’re a shoo-in to win the East, and it remains to be seen how well Harden, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving can share duties once Irving rejoins the team.One Super Bowl Isn’t Enough For Some Legacies, Apparently | Sarah Shachat | January 19, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
That doesn’t mean the Chiefs are a shoo-in for another championship ring.The fatal flaw that could stop each NFL playoff team from reaching Super Bowl LV | Neil Greenberg | January 6, 2021 | Washington Post
“Some guy came up and shooed them all away because TV was Western,” recalls the officer, who asked not to be named.
Bobby Vinton and The Singing Nun and their ilk were not to be instantly shooed off the Billboard charts.Was The Beatles’ Music Really That Unique? Yeah, It Totally Was. | Michael Tomasky | February 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He says the cops shooed them away, got back in their cars, and drove off.
For their hard work, they are treated like subhuman filth and shooed to the “colored” restroom out back.
On Friday, he physically shooed away Nick Pisa, an Anglo-Italian reporter who writes for a variety of British publications.
And Mrs. Davis bustled out of the cabin and energetically shooed the curious youngsters away.A Virginia Scout | Hugh Pendexter
Luckily Buster had time to make a hearty meal off the sugar before a red-cheeked girl shooed him away.The Tale of Buster Bumblebee | Arthur Scott Bailey
I sidestepped in the nick of time and shooed Juno away to the orchard, where she could enjoy herself without getting into trouble.The Red Cow and Her Friends | Peter McArthur
It stopped to nibble a few burrs, and when it was shooed on, it didn't stop to walk around the obstruction.The Red Cow and Her Friends | Peter McArthur
Got a few men to listen to me, but they shooed me off when they found that we wouldn't take 'em in and give 'em all the profits.Blow The Man Down | Holman Day
British Dictionary definitions for shoo
go away!: used to drive away unwanted or annoying people, animals, etc
(tr) to drive away by or as if by crying "shoo."
(intr) to cry "shoo."
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