to run away hurriedly; flee.
a hasty flight.
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How to use skedaddle in a sentence
skedaddle onto the equally heart-stopping Million Dollar Highway to Ouray and Telluride.
Obedient to this command The Hopper made the car skedaddle, but superstitious dread settled upon him more heavily.A Reversible Santa Claus | Meredith Nicholson
Let him plant his light and airy form onto the Long Bridge, make faces at the hirelin' foe, and they'll skedaddle!The Complete Works of Artemus Ward | Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)
The prairie took fire from Company G's cook-fire, making us skedaddle at a double-quick.
Truxton shot one of 'em, but that put the infernals in the rest, an the old feller had to 'skedaddle,' as they say in these days.
If we got interfered with by anybody official, we meant to talk some rot about the Borough Surveyor, and skedaddle if necessary.The Right Stuff | Ian Hay
British Dictionary definitions for skedaddle
(intr) to run off hastily
a hasty retreat
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