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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 slightly to the side someone or something that is on the ground. 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.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
to slide sideways while seated. Scoot over and let me sit down. If you scoot over, we can get another person in this row.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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.
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.