verb (skedaddles, skedaddling, skedaddled)
- To move or run away quickly, especially from something frightening.
Etymology: Probably originated from a comical slurring of the words "let's get out of here", resulting in "let's skedaddle". Possibly related to the Greek "skedastios" ('dispersion').
- The sheep skedaddled as soon as the shepherd's dog came near.
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