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Obedient to this command The Hopper made the car skedaddle, but superstitious dread settled upon him more heavily.
A REVERSIBLE SANTA CLAUSMEREDITH NICHOLSON
Let him plant his light and airy form onto the Long Bridge, make faces at the hirelin' foe, and they'll skedaddle!
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF ARTEMUS WARDCHARLES FARRAR BROWNE (AKA ARTEMUS WARD)
The prairie took fire from Company G's cook-fire, making us skedaddle at a double-quick.
HISTORY OF COMPANY E OF THE SIXTH MINNESOTA REGIMENT OF VOLUNTEER INFANTRYALFRED J. HILL
Truxton shot one of 'em, but that put the infernals in the rest, an the old feller had to 'skedaddle,' as they say in these days.
LETTERS OF MAJOR JACK DOWNING, OF THE DOWNINGVILLE MILITIASEBA SMITH
If we got interfered with by anybody official, we meant to talk some rot about the Borough Surveyor, and skedaddle if necessary.
THE RIGHT STUFFIAN HAY
He always knew how to hit upon some mission whereby he might manage to skedaddle out of danger.
EYES LIKE THE SEAMR JKAI
But Lieutenant Bennett got his guns in position, and sent over several shells, which caused them to “skedaddle” in all directions.
OUR BATTERYORLANDO P. CUTTER
Everything was in confusion, and all was helter-skelter, skurry, and skedaddle.
THE RECOLLECTIONS OF A DRUMMER-BOYHARRY M. KIEFFER
Lin had threatened to skedaddle, as she put it, several times of late, and one like her was not often found.
WATCH YOURSELF GO BYAL. G. FIELD
Make tracks, an Americanism synonymous with skedaddle; to make oneself scarce.
THE SLANG DICTIONARYJOHN CAMDEN HOTTEN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SKEDADDLE

  • absconded
  • bolted
  • cleared
  • cut and ran
  • decamped
  • departed
  • escaped
  • flew
  • left
  • made away
  • quit
  • ran
  • ran for it
  • ran off
  • retired
  • scampered
  • scooted
  • skedaddled
  • skipped
  • went
  • withdrew
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