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Skedaddle   Listen

(past & past part. skedaddled; pres. part. skedaddling)
Run away, as if in a panic.

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"Skedaddle" Quotes from Famous Books

... firing far over his head. Whoever it is, the report must make him skedaddle like hot cakes," he thought, for he could not bear the idea of doing a fellow human being any bodily harm, no matter whether he ...
— The Outdoor Chums on the Gulf • Captain Quincy Allen

... "Stroke a cat and you'll get scratched. Shy a brick at a cat, and she'll spit at you and skedaddle. You're poor company to-night, Major, ...
— Miss Mapp • Edward Frederic Benson

... the man, with a soft chuckle intended for self-abasement. "I go, thou goest, he goes. 'I'll skedaddle,' as the felleh says. And yit it do seem to me sorter like,—if my moral sense is worthy of any consideration, which is doubtful, may be,—seems to me like it's sort o' jumpin' the bounty for you to go and go back on an arrangement that's been all fixed up nice ...
— Dr. Sevier • George W. Cable

... exclaimed Mrs. Granger, "avaunt and skedaddle! Come here never more! You agents are making me crazy and breaking my heart, and I beg that you'll trot from my door! I've bought nutmeg graters, shoelaces and gaiters, I've bought everything from a lamp to a lyre; I've bought patent heaters and saws and egg beaters and ...
— Rippling Rhymes • Walt Mason

... retired again) came guffaws, and gurgles, and wails of laughter. The three men in the automobile eyed each other inquiringly. The laughter drew nearer. They could distinguish, amid mirth unmistakably negroid, a beautiful contralto voice demanding. "Did you see 'em skedaddle, Lige? Oh, wasn't it glorious! Riding on their stomachs, their ears, any old way. Holding on with ...
— Kildares of Storm • Eleanor Mercein Kelly

... I seen at Keeney's Knob," he hoarsely whispered. "When I meet one of 'em in a settlement I skedaddle afore I lose my grip. I mustn't do anything that'll fetch a parcel of 'em down to carry off some other feller's little sister. If I know'd ...
— A Virginia Scout • Hugh Pendexter

... a bientot. Achocre dolt, ass. Ah bah! (Difficult to render in English, but meaning much the same as "Well! well!") Ah be! eh bien. Alles kedainne to go quickly, to skedaddle. Bachouar a fool. Ba su! bien sur. Bashin large copper-lined stew-pan. Batd'lagoule chatterbox. Bedgone shortgown or deep bodice of print. Beganne daft fellow. Biaou beau. Bidemme! exclamation of astonishment. Bouchi ...
— The Judgment House • Gilbert Parker

... away, slink away, steel away, make away from, scamper away from, sneak away from, shuffle away from, sheer away from; slip cable, part company, turn one's heel; sneak out of, play truant, give one the go by, give leg bail, take French leave, slope, decamp, flit, bolt, abscond, levant, skedaddle, absquatulat [U.S.], cut one's stick, walk one's chalks, show a light pair of heels, make oneself scarce; escape &c 671; go away &c (depart) 293; abandon &c 624; reject &c 610. lead one a dance, lead one a pretty dance; throw off the scent, play at hide and seek. Adj. unsought, unattempted; avoiding ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

... over the nightmare. Striding from the envied, illuminated Within appeared the Heathen Journalist, note-book in hand. At sight of the author he shied. 'Must skedaddle, Pin-cuss,' he said apologetically, 'if we're to get anything into to-morrow's paper. Your people are so durned slow—nearly eleven, and only two acts over. You'll have to brisk 'em up a ...
— Ghetto Comedies • Israel Zangwill

... doorway, waving to the girls. Then she saw Abe, his arms piled high with wood. "Come in," she said. "Sally has had her bath. Now I've got a tub of good hot water and a gourd full of soap waiting for you. Skedaddle out of those old clothes and ...
— Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance • Frances Cavanah

... says, they've got the silly idea in their heads that we're connected with the Canadian militia, and came here meaning to destroy their nets, and likewise haul the men over the coals, why, they'll either skedaddle and leave us marooned on old Sturgeon for keeps, or else do ...
— The, Boy Scouts on Sturgeon Island - or Marooned Among the Game-fish Poachers • Herbert Carter

Words linked to "Skedaddle" :   flight, escape, bunk, head for the hills, break away, scarper, scat, hightail it, fly the coop, run away, lam, take to the woods, run, turn tail

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