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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To move or go suddenly and speedily; hurry.
  • intransitive verb Upper Southern US To squirt with water.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as scout.
  • To send or impel (something) with a quick, light motion at high speed.
  • noun A scoter: as in the names batter-scoot, bladder-scoot, and blatherscoot of the ruddy duck, Erismatura rubida, in Virginia.
  • noun Same as dray, 3.
  • To flow or gush out suddenly and with force, as from a syringe.
  • To run, fly, or make off with celerity and directness; dart.
  • To eject with force, as from a syringe; squirt: as, to scoot water on one. Also skite.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A syringe or squirt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb Colloq. & Humorous, U. S. To walk fast; to go quickly; to run hastily away.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun slang A dollar.
  • noun slang a scooter.
  • verb this sense?) To walk fast; to go quickly; to run away hastily.
  • verb To ride on a scooter.
  • verb of an animal To move with the forelegs while sitting, so that the floor rubs against its rear end.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb run or move very quickly or hastily

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Scots, to eject, squirt, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skjōta, to shoot.]

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