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skedaddle definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a hasty flight v
1: run away, as if in a panic

Merriam Webster's

intransitive verb (skedaddled; skedaddling) Etymology: probably alteration of British dialect scaddle to run off in a fright, from scaddle, adjective, wild, timid, skittish, from Middle English scathel, skadylle harmful, fierce, wild, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skathi harm more at scathe Date: 1861 run away, scram; especially to flee in a panic skedaddler noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. & n. colloq. --v.intr. run away, depart quickly, flee. --n. a hurried departure or flight. Etymology: 19th c.: orig. unkn.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Skedaddle Ske*dad"dle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Skedaddled; p. pr. & vb. n. Skedaddling.] [Of uncertain etymology.] To betake one's self to flight, as if in a panic; to flee; to run away. [Slang, U. S.]

Moby Thesaurus

abscond, absquatulate, back out, beat a retreat, begone, boggle, bolt, career, chicken, chicken out, clear out, cut and run, cut out, dart, dash, decamp, depart, desert, desert under fire, dog it, elope, falter, fight shy, flee, fling, fly, fugitate, funk, funk out, get cold feet, go AWOL, haste, hasten, hie, hightail, hump, hump it, hurry, hurtle, jib, jump, jump a mile, jump bail, kite, lam, levant, lose courage, make haste, make off, panic, post, powder, race, run, run away, run away from, run away with, run for it, run off, rush, scamper, scoot, scour, scram, scramble, screw, scud, scurry, scuttle, shoot, show the heels, shy, skip, skip out, slip the cable, split, stampede, start, start aside, startle, step on it, take French leave, take a powder, take flight, take off, take to flight, take wing, tear, turn tail, vamoose



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