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Definition of scoot in English:

verb

[no object] informal
Go or leave somewhere quickly: they scooted off on their bikes
More example sentences
  • Amy walked towards the restroom, quickly scooting out of people's ways.
  • Lydia scooted away quickly and tried not to blush when he opened his eyes and looked around for her.
  • He's squatting on his haunches, scooting along and slowing his descent by holding to the plants.
Synonyms
scuttle, scurry, scamper, skip, skitter, trot;
British scutter
informaltear, pelt, zip, belt, beetle
archaicpost, hie
rareskirr

Phrases

go (or get) on the scoot

1
Australian /NZ informal Go on a heavy drinking session: they enjoyed the fun and games and went on the scoot
More example sentences
  • He had been promoted several times for good work and demoted just as often for "getting on the scoot".
  • He once asked a journalist for five pounds so he and his backbench colleague could 'go on the scoot'.
  • Some forty or fifty men took leave to go on the scoot.

Origin

Mid 18th century: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with scoot

acute, argute, astute, beaut, Beirut, boot, bruit, brut, brute, Bute, butte, Canute, cheroot, chute, commute, compute, confute, coot, cute, depute, dilute, dispute, flute, galoot, hoot, impute, jute, loot, lute, minute, moot, newt, outshoot, permute, pollute, pursuit, recruit, refute, repute, route, salute, Salyut, shoot, Shute, sloot, snoot, subacute, suit, telecommute, Tonton Macoute, toot, transmute, undershoot, uproot, Ute, volute

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