scoot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v scoot run or move very quickly or hastily "She dashed into the yard"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Scoot To walk fast; to go quickly; to run hastily away.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • scoot To flow or gush out suddenly and with force, as from a syringe.
    • scoot To run, fly, or make off with celerity and directness; dart.
    • scoot To eject with force, as from a syringe; squirt: as, to scoot water on one. Also skite.
    • n scoot A sudden gust or flow, as of water; hence, a quick, light motion as of something suddenly ejected from a confined place: as, a sudden scoot.
    • n scoot A syringe or squirt.
    • n scoot A scoter: as in the names batter-scoot, bladder-scoot, and blatherscoot of the ruddy duck, Erismatura rubida, in Virginia.
    • n scoot Same as scout.
    • scoot To send or impel (something) with a quick, light motion at high speed.
    • n scoot Same as dray, 3.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Scoot skōōt to make off with celerity
    • v.t Scoot (Scot.) to squirt
    • n Scoot a sudden flow of water: a squirt
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Usage

In literature:

Well, you scoot across to her room and tell Maria Angelina Santonini that she has a perfectly good date with me.
"The Innocent Adventuress" by Mary Hastings Bradley
Then you ought to have seen the settlement scoot!
"Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas" by Lloyd Osbourne
Anybody would have to admire them as they came scooting past.
"The Seiners" by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
They scoot off the sidewalk and on again just as boys do in dodging their way along.
"Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son" by John Mills
In a moment they were off, and the little boat scooted up the lake in a hurry.
"Two Little Women" by Carolyn Wells
And now let's scoot for supper.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Instantly he released his own board and saw it scoot for the surface.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
I've got to scoot back to the house.
"Youth" by Isaac Asimov
So last Saturday, after I shuts up the Studio, I scoots out to my place in Primrose Park.
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
I scooted all over the country huntin' fer straw to-night.
"Si Klegg, Book 1 (of 6) His Transformation From A Raw Recruit To A Veteran" by John McElroy
I shall give frightful offence if I scoot off to the theatre instead.
"Loyal to the School" by Angela Brazil
A likely supper of tin cans and old shoes'll set him up to a T. Scoot, Baal!
"Dorothy at Oak Knowe" by Evelyn Raymond
Didn't I tell you he'd make old Lo Ben scoot?
"The Triumph of Hilary Blachland" by Bertram Mitford
Several boys scooted as we came up the stairs.
"The Children of the Poor" by Jacob A. Riis
All the boats laid here after the fight in St. Leonard's bay, an' it was only yesterday they scooted up the river!
"Commodore Barney's Young Spies" by James Otis
Wait till somebody tries to pass, an' then scoot.
"An Amateur Fireman" by James Otis
You scoot ahead and see if the coast's clear while I come behind with the mouse.
"Just Gerry" by Christine Chaundler
You scoot right down that way, the way you came, and get clear of the crowd before it starts.
"In And Out" by Edgar Franklin
The aerial marvel began to scoot across the field toward Roy as obediently as if it had been an automobile under perfect control.
"The Girl Aviators and the Phantom Airship" by Margaret Burnham
If they hed I might have scooted to one side or tudder.
"Three Young Ranchmen" by Ralph Bonehill
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In poetry:

Invisible air drifts,
Giving a shriek and pop
When attacked, then scooting to rest, barely trembling.
Yellow cathead, blue fish————
Such queer moons we live with
"Balloons" by Sylvia Plath
I bust a bolted door. The parson gasps:
The air inside is 'eavy with the drug.
A fat Chow goggles at the broken hasps;
Another dreams un'eedin' on a rug.
Out by the other door-past piles uv fruit -
'Ow we did scoot!
"'Ave a 'eart!" by C J Dennis
Ye sons of sin that tramp and shear in hot and dusty scrubs,
Just keep away from ‘headin’ ’em,’ and keep away from pubs,
And keep away from handicaps—for so your sugar scoots—
And you may own a station yet and wear the Boss’s boots.
"The Boss's Boots" by Henry Lawson

In news:

A new scooter rental business is aiming to get summer tourists out of their cars and scooting around downtown, beach and island destinations.
Catching Air and then some at Soldotna's BMX Bike, Skate & Scoot Challenge.
First Class," which then has to scoot down to make room for "Captain America," the better to set up next year's superhero-pa-looza, "The Avengers .
We drunks hung out by the window with care, In hopes that City Scoot soon would be there.
Justin Forsett scooted up the middle and lunged forward while a couple of Detroit defenders closed in to stop him.
Kit Cheung's dancers use scoots, shuffles and Montana kicks to any sort of music.
Everyone and their dog is invited to the annual Posh Paws Boot Scoot and Tail Wag this weekend.
Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Frances McDormand, Rosemarie DeWitt, Lucas Black, Titus Welliver, Hal Holbrook, Tim Guinee, Scoot McNairy, Terry Kinney.
A day of converting 9.1 miles of city streets into paths for biking, walking, running, scooting, and skating -- returns Sunday.
Piaggio X10 Scoot Scooter of the Year By Roland Brown, Photography by Milagro Piaggio X10 Scoot.
Scoots buzz through the streets of most Euro burgs like hordes of termites, but here their use is mostly found in large metro areas and college towns.
Honda's PCX150 isn't any of those things, but it can scoot .
As kids scoot around Scooter Town, they also learn safety rules for the road as well as getting their daily exercise.
It usually takes Coach Amy about 11 hours to set up Scoot Town for the children.
The LaMoure-Litcville-Marion boys basketball team put a nice second period together, helping the Loboes scoot past the Linton-HMB Lions 54-31 in LaMoure on Saturday.
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