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Skedaddle  v. i.  (past & past part. skedaddled; pres. part. skedaddling)  To betake one's self to flight, as if in a panic; to flee; to run away. (Slang, U. S.)

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"Skedaddle" Quotes from Famous Books

... skillfully as to give them accurate and deadly aim. She replied with great effect, and silenced the battery; but night fell, and the firing ceased. During the night all the vessels were annoyed by the rebels, who would sneak up under cover of the trees, fire a volley upon our decks, and skedaddle, their retreat being often accelerated by a wholesome dose of grape. During the day the Valley City had suffered badly from the rebel battery. Pilot John A. Lewis was shot through the head with a Minie ball and instantly killed. He was buried on the bank of the river—the rebels, ...
— Reminiscences of Two Years in the United States Navy • John M. Batten

... you, stranger!" 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 ...
— Rippling Rhymes • Walt Mason

... mountain (South Mountain) and down into the village of Boonsborough. There was abundant evidence of the rebel skedaddle down the mountain ahead of our troops in the way of blankets, knapsacks, and other impedimenta, evidently dropped or thrown away in the flight. We passed several squads of rebel prisoners who had been ...
— War from the Inside • Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock

Words linked to "Skedaddle" :   scat, hightail it, take to the woods, bunk, flight, run away, scarper, run, break away, escape, fly the coop

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