Skedaddled
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.] [1913 Webster]

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  • skedaddled — ske·dad·dle || skɪ dædl n. escape, flight, quick retreat (Informal) v. escape, flee, run away, retreat quickly (Informal) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • skedaddle — UK [skɪˈdæd(ə)l] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms skedaddle : present tense I/you/we/they skedaddle he/she/it skedaddles present participle skedaddling past tense skedaddled past participle skedaddled very informal to leave a place quickly …   English 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.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skedaddling — 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.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skedaddle — 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… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • skedaddle — /ski dad l/, v., skedaddled, skedaddling, n. Informal. v.i. 1. to run away hurriedly; flee. n. 2. a hasty flight. [1860 65, Amer.; cf. dial. (Scots, N England) skedaddle to spill, scatter, skiddle to move away quickly] * * * …   Universalium

  • skedaddle — verb /skɪˈdædəl/ To move or run away quickly. The sheep skedaddled as soon as the shepherd’s dog came near. Syn: flee, vamoose, scat, take off, make tracks, get lost …   Wiktionary

  • skedaddle — /skəˈdædl / (say skuh dadl) Colloquial –verb (i) (skedaddled, skedaddling) 1. to run away; disperse in flight. –noun 2. a hasty flight. Also, skidaddle; US, skiddoo. {origin obscure} …   Australian English dictionary

  • skedaddle — [ski dad′ l] vi. skedaddled, skedaddling [popularized in military slang of Civil War period: prob. a fanciful formation] Informal to run off or away; leave in a hurry n. Informal a running or scurrying away …   English World dictionary

  • ske|dad|dler — ske|dad|dle «skih DAD uhl», verb, dled, dling, noun. Informal. –v.i. to run away; leave suddenly and quickly; scatter in flight: »Meant to tame him [a gopher] but he got out of his box and skedaddled (Atlantic). –n. a hasty flight or scattering.… …   Useful english dictionary

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