verb (used without object)
to make one's way through woods by cutting at undergrowth, branches, etc.
to travel through woods.
to pull a boat upstream from on board by grasping bushes, rocks, etc., on the shore.
verb (used with object)
to defeat, especially by surprise or in an underhanded way: They bushwhacked our high school team when they used college players.
is one of our favorite verbs.
So is skedaddle. Does it mean:
Americanism; back formation from bushwhacker