scoot down

scoot down

1. To move slightly down the length of something, especially while seated. Hey, scoot down so I can fit another chair at the table. Would you mind scooting down? I'd like to sit here too.
2. To move or cause to move someone or something that is on the ground slightly down the length of something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "scoot" and "down." Help me scoot this table down so everyone will be able to fit in the kitchen. Just scoot the kids down a little bit so that you have room to sit there.
3. To travel to something or some place very quickly or briefly. I just need to scoot down to the bank after lunch—I shouldn't be gone for more than half an hour. We all scooted down after lunch to watch the parade on Main Street.
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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.
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Laura decided to scoot down a hill and it was at this moment when things took a turn for the worst.
Treeing dogs work best late in the season when squirrels will scoot down the trees to eat and the branches are bare.
IOne to scoot down the wing, the other to thrust through the middle of the park and a third just to admire from a distance like a work of art.
Maybe builders should scoot down to the local greasy spoon when nature calls, but there's always a danger they could be overcome with 'full English' fumes and end up staying for a fry-up?
People think the Curragh is more straightforward, but a lot of the Irish Derby course is on the turn and it can be hard to make up ground when the leaders scoot down the hill into the straight.
Welker can suck defenses in with his quick outs and hooks, and Thomas can make them pay with a scoot down field for a bomb.
SCOOT down to Toys 'R' Us and pick up the perfect Christmas gift for your kids, grandchildren, friends and family.
According to a report in the Telegraph, the robot, around the size of an eight-year-old child, can scoot down a snow-covered hill on a couple of practice runs before taking on a giant slalom course.
How many times have you had to repeatedly tell a patient to scoot down to the end of the examination table?
And then skipper Ben Phillips gave Hunt enough room to scoot down the right wing and plunge over in the corner to give his side a 12 point lead.
Gather and share as much information as possible during the 10-minute interval before the clanging bell would again signal them to scoot down one chair and repeat the exercise.
The genius of O'Neill is that he writes in layers--they aren't happy accidents, which they may be with some playwrights, who may allow you to scoot down this alleyway that the writer never intended.
They scoot down the Fosse Way or along the M40 and avoid the little hamlet completely.
Sweep rakes (commonly called buck rakes), usually built on a 1-ton truck chassis turned around to run backwards, scoot down the windrows gathering their loads, which are then pushed to a staging area in front of the hay slide.