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chute the chute

verb (used without object)
1.
to ride or slide on, or as if on, a chute-the-chute.
Also, chute the chutes, shoot the chutes.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10, Americanism

chute-the-chute

[shoot-th uh-shoot, shoot-uh-shoot] /ˈʃut ðəˌʃut, ˈʃut əˌʃut/
noun
1.
a ride or coaster, as at an amusement park or carnival, that provides thrills or excitement by moving passengers down steep dips and around sharp curves, especially one having a track that ends in water.
Compare roller coaster.
2.
a steep or curving slide used for purposes of amusement.
3.
any ride, motion, or experience that produces a sensation of rapid or curving descent:
an emotional chute-the-chute.
Also, chute-the-chutes.
Origin
1890-95, Americanism; see chute1
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