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the scoots

slang Diarrhea. Never drink tap water in this country, unless you want to end up with a savage case of the scoots. Curry always gives me the scoots, so I don't eat it anymore.
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scoot over

1. To move slightly to the side, especially while seated. Hey, scoot over so I can fit another chair at the table. Would you mind scooting over? I'd like to sit here too.
2. To move or cause to move someone or something that is on the ground slightly to the side. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "scoot" and "over." Help me scoot this table over so everyone will be able to fit in the kitchen. Just scoot the kids over a little bit so that you have room to sit down here.
See also: over, scoot

scoot over to (something or some place)

To move or slide to something or some place quickly. I just need to scoot over to the bank really fast—I shouldn't be gone for more than half an hour. I scooted over to the window to see who was coming up the driveway. This website is for people on a budget. If you're looking for flashier tech stuff, you should scoot over to our sister site.
See also: over, scoot

scoot down (to some place)

to go (down) somewhere in a hurry. I want you to scoot down to the store and get me a dozen eggs. Okay? I'll scoot down as soon as I finish reading the newspaper.
See also: down, scoot

scoot over

to slide sideways while seated. Scoot over and let me sit down. If you scoot over, we can get another person in this row.
See also: over, scoot

scoot over to someone or something

to travel or move over to someone or something or some place in a hurry. Scoot over to Don and ask him to come here for a minute. We all scooted over to the stadium for the football game.
See also: over, scoot

scoot over

Move to the side, especially to make room. For example, If you scoot over a little I'll have room to sit down. [Colloquial; first half of 1900s]
See also: over, scoot

scoot over

v.
1. To move or slide to the side: Can you scoot over so that I can sit down?
2. To move or slide something to the side: Scoot your chair over so we can talk.
See also: over, scoot

scoot

1. in. to run or scurry quickly from one place to another. I scooted from the bank to the cleaners and then on to the dentist’s.
2. n. a motorcycle. Do you wear a brain-bucket on your scoot?

the scoots

n. a case of diarrhea. Our vacation was ruined by a case of the scoots.
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Scoot currently operates no-frills flights from Singapore to Sydney, the Gold Coast, Bangkok, Taipei and Tianjin in China.
Cutting costs and finding new sources of revenue will be key for Singapore-based Scoot as it seeks to make a profit flying older planes than other low-cost carriers and selling tickets as cheap as S$158 one-way to Sydney, a flight of more than seven hours.
Mr Campbell Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of Scoot, said: "We are very pleased to enter into this arrangement with SIAEC.
Meddai Huw, sy'n Gadeirydd Rasus Tregaron: ``Fe fydd gen i ddiddordeb arbennig eleni yn dilyn Scoot Around a chwpl o geffylau fy hunan sy'n rasio.
I'll be particularly interested this year in following Scoot Around, as well as two of my own horses,' says Huw.
The move to buy Scoot coincides with the end of a one year agreement between the two companies stating that BT may not launch a competing service.
Scoot Around North America, a company that has been renting scooters and other assistive devices for several years, has solved this problem.
Individual atoms often scoot across a surface, but even pairs moving together are unusual, comments Miquel B.
Providence caregivers are trained to avoid words that might connote a sense of danger, such as "edge" and "lean" ("Instead of saying scoot to the edge,' we say scoot forward,"' says Emsch) and encouraged to use words like "grab" or "hold," which give a greater sense of security.
The walkers give babies a lot freedom to scoot around the house.
I have reasonable clearance but I am careful what I scoot over.
With airRM, Scoot staff can access a huge array of data, enabling them to make revenue-enhancing decisions.
According to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, the new Scoot flights are projected to generate $79 million in visitor spending and support 971 jobs in Hawaii.
Mr Brooks said: "We know that if children walk, cycle or scoot to school, they are healthier and arrive at school alert and better able to concentrate in class.
Coun Neil Foster, cabinet member for economic regeneration at Durham County Council, said: "Once installed the SCOOT system should make journeys easier for everyone travelling to or via Durham City, improve the reliability of public transport services and have a positive impact on air quality for local residents.