Dave promptly gave orders that sent the Logan scooting further away from the transport fleet, out on its port flank.
Tell the professor to lay off, before he sends us scooting too.
And then, reared over on one side and scooting along before the wind, a sailboat.
While scooting up the ladder we heard a gun; and another gun.
After tea we set off for home, scooting down towards Wavre and Perwez, through the land of Brabant.
Then something tripped me as I was scooting, and they had me before I could recover.
Other B-class guards were coming, scooting across the floor, alert and alarmed.
By 'scooting' do you mean that you are going to walk across that moor again?
And all this explanation as our two youngsters are scooting through the dripping rain for Union Square.
Far in the distance they beheld Caven and Malone scooting for the train with all speed.
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.
[origin unknown; perhaps ultimately fr a Scandinavian cognate of shoot, by way of Scottish dialect; British naval scout, in the first verb sense, is found by 1758; the first noun sense may have an entirely different derivation than the two verb senses]