English version

shoo

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshooshoo1 /ʃuː/ interjection 🔊 🔊 LEAVE A PLACEused to tell an animal or a child to go awayshooshoo2 verb [transitive always + adverb/preposition] informal 🔊 🔊 LEAVE A PLACEto make an animal or a child go away, especially because they are annoying youshoo somebody away/out etc 🔊 He shooed the kids out of the kitchen.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
shooSoon there would be the little clutch of spectators, the curious children shooed away by the adults, the Press photographers.Just this week, the City Council decided to use the police like a big swinging tail to shoo away insects.I come outside and shoo Grandpa off the mower again.He prescribed a painkiller and suggested she keep busy, then he shooed her away and chided her for malingering.She shooed him, and he skipped away, but not without hooting behind his hand.These were the days when rock was being shooed out in disgrace, a lumpen confusion of scratched armpits and muddled motives.Johnny knew that was wrong, and with his stick, he tried to shoo the goats out.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.
Verb table
shoo
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyshoo
he, she, itshooes
> View More
Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyshooed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave shooed
he, she, ithas shooed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad shooed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill shoo
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have shooed
> View Less
Continuous Form
Present
Iam shooing
he, she, itis shooing
> View More
you, we, theyare shooing
Past
I, he, she, itwas shooing
you, we, theywere shooing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been shooing
he, she, ithas been shooing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been shooing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be shooing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been shooing
> View Less