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English noun: scat

1. scat (act) singing jazz; the singer substitutes nonsense syllables for the words of the song and tries to sound like a musical instrument


Synonymsscat singing


Broader (hypernym)jazz, singing, vocalizing


English verb: scat

1. scat (motion) flee; take to one's heels; cut and run


SamplesIf you see this man, run!.
The burglars escaped before the police showed up.


Synonymsbreak away, bunk, escape, fly the coop, head for the hills, hightail it, lam, run, run away, scarper, take to the woods, turn tail


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go away, go forth, leave


Narrower (hyponym)flee, fly, skedaddle, take flight









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