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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.
to slide sideways while seated. Scoot over and let me sit down. If you scoot over, we can get another person in this row.
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.
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]
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.
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?
n. a case of diarrhea. Our vacation was ruined by a case of the scoots.
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