scooting

scoot

[skoot] Informal.
verb (used without object)
1.
to go swiftly or hastily; dart.
verb (used with object)
2.
to send or impel at high speed.
noun
3.
a swift, darting movement or course.

Origin:
1750–60; probably < Old Norse skota to push or skjōta to shoot1

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scoot (skuːt)
 
vb
1.  to go or cause to go quickly or hastily; dart or cause to dart off or away
2.  (Scot) to squirt
 
n
3.  the act of scooting
4.  (Scot) a squirt
 
[C19 probably of Scandinavian origin; compare shoot]

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scoot
1758, possibly from a Scand. source (cf. O.N. skjota "to shoot") related to shoot (q.v.). Scooter, the child's vehicle, first attested 1919.
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