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Date: 1700-1800
Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language


scoot informal
1 [intransitive] to move quickly and suddenly:
There's the bus - I'd better scoot!
scoot off
She scooted off on her bike.
2 [transitive] especially American English to make someone or something move a short distance by pulling or pushing:
I scooted my chair over to their table.

scoot over

phrasal verb
to move to one side, especially in order to make room for someone or something else:
He scooted over so I could sit down.

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