Slang – Skedaddle.
Meaning – To leave or run away hastily or quickly. This expression is often used to describe someone or something making a swift and hurried departure from a place or situation. The word has a playful or light-hearted tone and is commonly used in casual conversations or in informal contexts.
The word skedaddle is usually used as a verb and can be used as follows:
- skedaddling (present participle): They were skedaddling down the street.
- skedaddled (past tense): The cat skedaddled away when it saw the dog.
- skedaddles (third-person singular): He always skedaddles when he’s in a hurry.
The Readers Digest included skedaddle on a list of almost extinct words that we should be using – so do your part and add it to your daily vocabulary! (10 Almost-Extinct Words You Should Start Using Right Away)
- Chop chop (idiom) – Hurry up!
- Get a wriggle on (idiom) – Hurry up!
- Get your skates on (idiom) – Hurry up!
- “The cat spotted a dog and skedaddled up a tree in seconds.”
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