vamoose

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Alteration of Spanish vamos (we go) or vámonos (let's go). Cognate with English namous.

Verb[edit]

vamoose (third-person singular simple present vamooses, present participle vamoosing, simple past and past participle vamoosed)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, slang) To run away, to flee.
  2. (intransitive, slang) To hurry.
  3. (intransitive, informal) To be expelled. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

Synonyms[edit]

  • (to run away): For semantic relationships of this sense, see flee in the Thesaurus.
  • (to hurry): For semantic relationships of this sense, see rush in the Thesaurus.
  • (to be expelled): For semantic relationships of this sense, see go away in the Thesaurus.

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