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  • verb transitive, intransitive, obsolete To shoot away; shoot away from.

Etymologies

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From Middle English atschoten, ætscheoten, from Old English ætscēotan ("to escape, disappear"), equivalent to at- +‎ shoot. Compare Dutch ontschieten ("to slip from, forget"), German entschiessen.

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