(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
It got to the point where Logg was spending a lot of his time shooing grown men back into their offices.
Shooing The Daily Beast away, he added: "But we were really asked not to divulge any details, I'm sorry."
Marching from the clubhouse were ten pretty girls, “shooing” in front of them ten varieties of barnyard fowls!The Automobile Girls in the Berkshires | Laura Dent Crane
From afar we espied Blanche on the porch, shooing us back with one hand and beckoning with the other.Vacation with the Tucker Twins | Nell Speed
Senator Steve waved his pudgy hand as though shooing a flock of chickens off a front lawn.Partners of Chance | Henry Herbert Knibbs
Seven thousand pounds had been set aside for prizes for shooing, and forty thousand persons were present.The Life of Sir Richard Burton | Thomas Wright
Considerably bewildered, Mrs. Jimson obeyed, shooing the children before her like a flock of chickens.
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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