verb (used without object)

  1. to go swiftly or hastily; dart.

verb (used with object)

  1. to send or impel at high speed.


  1. a swift, darting movement or course.


  1. to go or cause to go quickly or hastily; dart or cause to dart off or away
  2. Scot to squirt


  1. the act of scooting
  2. Scot a squirt

v.1758, “run, fly, make off,” perhaps originally nautical slang; 1805, “flow or gush out with force” (Scottish), of uncertain origin, possibly from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse skjota “to shoot”) related to shoot (v.). Related: Scooted; scooting. As a noun from 1864.

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