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book (on) out

To leave a location very quickly. He booked on out the back door as soon as he saw his ex-girlfriend walk into the party. I booked out of the house when I realized that I was going to be late for my appointment.
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book it

slang To flee or depart very rapidly. The cops will be here any minute. Let's book it! I booked it after breakfast so that I wouldn't miss my bus.
See also: book

book up

To reserve all available spots or options. A noun or pronoun can be used between "book" and "up." Well, that hotel is all booked up, so we'll have to look for a room somewhere else.
See also: book, up
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

book something up

to reserve all the available places. The travel agency booked all the good seats up. Who booked up all these seats?
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

book up

To reserve all the available places or times, such as seats, rooms, or appointment hours, from something or someone: We couldn't get a place to sit because someone had booked up the entire restaurant. There are only two small hotels on the island, and their regular customers book them up a year in advance. You'll never get an appointment; the doctor is booked up through the next month.
See also: book, up
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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