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Definition of shoo verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

shoo

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ʃuː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃuː//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shoo
BrE BrE//ʃuː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃuː//
 
he / she / it shoos
BrE BrE//ʃuːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃuːz//
 
past simple shooed
BrE BrE//ʃuːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃuːd//
 
past participle shooed
BrE BrE//ʃuːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃuːd//
 
-ing form shooing
BrE BrE//ˈʃuːɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃuːɪŋ//
 
 
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(shooing, shooed, shooed) shoo somebody/something (+ adv./prep.) to make somebody/something go away or to another place, especially by saying shoo and waving your arms and hands He shooed the dog out of the kitchen. Word Origina natural exclamation: first recorded in late Middle English. The verb use dates from the early 17th cent.
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