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]

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

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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