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Scoot

verb
1.
Run or move very quickly or hastily.  Synonyms: dart, dash, flash, scud, shoot.



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"Scoot" Quotes from Famous Books



... light which lengthened into streaks, the shadows, the other vehicles, the glaring fronts of theatres in Federal Circle—formed a ribbon of smutched panorama, the running of which obliterated vertical lines and made all the world horizontal. At each crossing we jumped, landing again to scoot forward to the next, where, through the opening of side streets, came the faint sound of whistles in the harbor; and still, Estabrook,—confound him!—to my cautions bellowed through ...
— The Blue Wall - A Story of Strangeness and Struggle • Richard Washburn Child

... course they will! We must take it in at once. Let us scoot round the other way, and go in by the back door before Laurette and ...
— The Princess of the School • Angela Brazil

... question, the Gray Fox bethought him that it might be just as well to scoot for home, lest other councils should prevail about the capital. Such councils had prevailed, and in the recent past. He had still in mind the embarrassing episode of Willett's "instructed" descent upon ...
— Tonio, Son of the Sierras - A Story of the Apache War • Charles King

... Dink, there's half a dozen of us. We've got all the laundry bags in the house heaped up just outside of Beekstein's door and, I say, we're going to pile 'em all up on top of him and then jump on and pie him, and scoot for our rooms before old Bundy can jump the stairs and nab us. It'll be regular touch and ...
— The Varmint • Owen Johnson

... politely. "I only had one letter wrong, and, anyhow, they do scoot, don't they? Well, Boy Scouts then, if ...
— The Torch Bearer - A Camp Fire Girls' Story • I. T. Thurston

... said Grandpa kindly. "We'll be out of the woods in another minute and then we'll scoot across ...
— Sunny Boy in the Country • Ramy Allison White

... that point," announced Jim, wiping his face with one hand and shaking the other after the retreating dust. "Mean old scoot! I'll teach him to insult one of our boys,—'Lincoln vandals' indeed! I'd like to have whanged him!" with a final shake and a final explosion, cooling off as rapidly as he had heated, and continuing the interrupted conversation with ...
— What Answer? • Anna E. Dickinson

... said, "you scamper home as fast as you can fly! We have enough to attend to with our own brood. Scoot, now, and don't stop until you reach your own kitchen fire, and tell your mother what has happened. As for you Maynards, you fly to Grandma's kitchen, and see what ...
— Marjorie's Maytime • Carolyn Wells

... didn't mean to!" spoke Sam quickly. "He forgot all about it until to-day, when he was changing his coat, and it fell out. Then he made me scoot over here with it as fast as I could. He said he was sorry, and hoped he hadn't ...
— The Moving Picture Boys at Panama - Stirring Adventures Along the Great Canal • Victor Appleton

... A silly idiot of a goose! But such a dear, pretty little goose, that with all your faults we love you still! Now, I'll scoot, and you get dressed, for we're ...
— Patty Blossom • Carolyn Wells

... just now would be to scoot indoors!" said Cousin Jack, as the drops came faster and thicker, and a gust of wind sent the rain ...
— Marjorie at Seacote • Carolyn Wells

... those Yankee Juggernauts, drive, roaring and ruthless, over the beautiful bodies of fine old travellers' fictions; and once, in Burmah, I had beheld a herd of stately elephants plunge and scoot, scampering and squealing, like pigs on a railroad, away from the steam scream of a new-fangled man-of-war. I had witnessed those monstrous sacrileges, and survived,—had even, when locomotive and steamer were passed, picked up my beautiful fictions ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Vol. IV, No. 26, December, 1859 • Various

... mind, though, that I'd say something about it on our way home; but just as we were coming down the church steps Jack gave my arm a nudge. "There are your friends," he said, with a grin,—"the two of 'em; just see Phil and Felix scoot!" And when I turned quickly to see, who should it be ...
— We Ten - Or, The Story of the Roses • Lyda Farrington Kraus

... in cages, watched how they behaved. I guess scientists do that all the time. Don't want to hurt 'em, fact make 'em as comfortable as they can—just want to know about 'em. Sometimes, after I watched them awhile I'd turn 'em aloose and watch 'em scoot back to their natural world. That could happen to us. Sometimes they'd die, and I wouldn't know why. That could happen. Some animals won't bear young in captivity. We can't because of an operation. Maybe whatever's holdin' us don't know that, ...
— Eight Keys to Eden • Mark Irvin Clifton

... their feed f'r all the world jest like the pigs when y' hoilder 'poo-ee!' See 'em scoot!" laughed Mrs. Gray, every wrinkle on her face shining with delight. "Now pitch in, Mrs. Smith," she said, presiding over the table. "You know these men critters. They'll eat every grain of it, if yeh give 'em ...
— Main-Travelled Roads • Hamlin Garland

... more to rise and blow. While still warm, the oil, like hot punch, is received into the six-barrel casks; and while, perhaps, the ship is pitching and rolling this way and that in the midnight sea, the enormous casks are slewed round and headed over, end for end, and sometimes perilously scoot across the slippery deck, like so many land slides, till at last man-handled and stayed in their course; and all round the hoops, rap, rap, go as many hammers as can play upon them, for now, ex officio, every sailor is a cooper. At length, when the last pint is casked, and ...
— Moby-Dick • Melville

... though," he went on. "We can pile the cockpit full of fur robes, and when the wind is right we can scoot up the lake to ...
— The Outdoor Girls in a Winter Camp - Glorious Days on Skates and Ice Boats • Laura Lee Hope

... visitation projectoscopes explain that utter depth of laziness into which the Hans had been dragged by their civilization. There was no incentive for anyone to leave his apartment unless he was in the military or air service, or a member of one of the repair services which from time to time had to scoot through the corridors and shafts of the city, somewhat like the ancient fire departments, to make some emergency repair to the machinery of the city or its ...
— The Airlords of Han • Philip Francis Nowlan

... to stand a treat for the whole family, and drive us all out to The Dale—the Kid and all. And you're to come along. Scoot and get ...
— 'Lizbeth of the Dale • Marian Keith

... you've got her started, when are you goin' to put her in the water an' scoot along under the waves?" ...
— Under the Ocean to the South Pole - The Strange Cruise of the Submarine Wonder • Roy Rockwood

... afterthought, I inquire whether, in the event of a sudden scoot before the Germans, a reporter quartered at the Hotel de la Poste will be cut off from the base of communications and left to his ...
— A Journal of Impressions in Belgium • May Sinclair

... for," said a voice, with a savage laugh, "scoot, chaps, scoot. This shindy will keep the old man quiet a bit, now one of his fightin' cocks is gone," and the men tumbled down off the poop as quick as their legs could carry them, leaving Challoner ...
— The Ebbing Of The Tide - South Sea Stories - 1896 • Louis Becke



Words linked to "Scoot" :   hie, buck, belt along, race, charge, rush along, hotfoot, plunge, dash, cannonball along, shoot down, bucket along, pelt along, hasten, rush, tear, speed, step on it



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