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the scoots

slang Diarrhea. Never drink tap water in this country, unless you want to end up with a savage case of the scoots. Curry always gives me the scoots, so I don't eat it anymore.
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scoot over

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 someone or something that is on the ground slightly to the side. 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.
See also: over, scoot

scoot over to (something or some place)

To move or slide to something or some place quickly. I just need to scoot over to the bank really fast—I shouldn't be gone for more than half an hour. I scooted over to the window to see who was coming up the driveway. This website is for people on a budget. If you're looking for flashier tech stuff, you should scoot over to our sister site.
See also: over, scoot

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.
See also: down, scoot

scoot over

to slide sideways while seated. Scoot over and let me sit down. If you scoot over, we can get another person in this row.
See also: over, scoot

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.
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scoot over

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]
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scoot over

v.
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.
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scoot

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?

the scoots

n. a case of diarrhea. Our vacation was ruined by a case of the scoots.
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Cycling, scooting and walking is part of the solution to many of today's challenges - from air pollution to congestion, childhood obesity and physical inactivity.
Cycling, scooting or walking to school helps children get their recommended hour of physical activity a day and maintain a healthy weight.
Q (Follow-up Question): Yes, the scooting goes away for about a month until the glands fill back up and I take her to the vet or express them myself.
The programme includes school activities and lessons and sessions on safe cycling and scooting and road safety awareness.
We are very proud of our longterm commitment to cycling, scooting and walking to school.
To help promote the shop - and feed son Cameron's scooting passion - Dave decided to put together Team Xup, who now train together at Redcar's R-Kade Skate Park, in Majuba Road, at least once a week.
Cycling and scooting to school rose dramatically in schools working with sustainable transport charity Sustrans, while walking levels remained unchanged.
And stunt and V-wing scooters are now so trendy that some youngsters are scooting to and from secondary schools too.
Deputy head Patrick Affley said: "In the summer months we can get 10 to 30 children scooting to school every day - about 10% of the school.