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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.
See also: down, scoot

scoot down to (something or some place)

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 to the street corner to watch the parade.
See also: down, scoot, to

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, to

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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: over, scoot, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
See also: over, scoot
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.

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.
See also: over, scoot
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.

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.
See also: scoot
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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She points out that although most journeys to school, and particularly to primary schools, are no more than a 10-minute cycle or scoot away, often parents fear their children will have to travel by car, along busy roads.
"We're encouraging parents to find out more about different routes to school, be curious about how they can make the journey differently, then get their children to walk or scoot to school - and do it themselves too if possible.
A survey after last year's event found kids at three-quarters of the schools continued to cycle and scoot and almost a third said it reduced traffic congestion around the school.
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A survey of teachers at schools that took part last year found that pupils continued to cycle and scoot to three quarters of the participating schools after the event, and 39% said pupils who took part were noticeably happier throughout the day.