scoot down(redirected from scooted that 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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.