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

 

vamoose

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//vəˈmuːs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//vəˈmuːs//
 
[intransitive] (old-fashioned, informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they vamoose
BrE BrE//vəˈmuːs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//vəˈmuːs//
 
he / she / it vamooses
BrE BrE//vəˈmuːsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//vəˈmuːsɪz//
 
past simple vamoosed
BrE BrE//vəˈmuːst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//vəˈmuːst//
 
past participle vamoosed
BrE BrE//vəˈmuːst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//vəˈmuːst//
 
-ing form vamoosing
BrE BrE//vəˈmuːsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//vəˈmuːsɪŋ//
 
 
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to leave quickly Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from Spanish vamos ‘let us go’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: vamoose