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

 

skedaddle

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//skɪˈdædl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skɪˈdædl//
 
[intransitive] (informal, humorous)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they skedaddle
BrE BrE//skɪˈdædl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skɪˈdædl//
 
he / she / it skedaddles
BrE BrE//skɪˈdædlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skɪˈdædlz//
 
past simple skedaddled
BrE BrE//skɪˈdædld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skɪˈdædld//
 
past participle skedaddled
BrE BrE//skɪˈdædld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skɪˈdædld//
 
-ing form skedaddling
BrE BrE//skɪˈdædlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skɪˈdædlɪŋ//
 
 
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to move away or leave a place quickly, especially in order to avoid somebody Word Origin mid 19th cent.: of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: skedaddle