scat

[ US /ˈskæt/ ]
[ UK /skˈæt/ ]
NOUN
  1. singing jazz; the singer substitutes nonsense syllables for the words of the song and tries to sound like a musical instrument
VERB
  1. flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    If you see this man, run!
    The burglars escaped before the police showed up
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How To Use scat In A Sentence

  • Oh, and most of the scathe in my post was fairly mild. chouinard and I tend to substitute perjoratives for ... everything, actually. Book Reviewer Backlash
  • Brigalow vegetation is found to the east, and gidgee (A. cambagei) woodlands or shrublands are scattered across the region on alluvium or other more fertile clay soils. Eastern Australia mulga shrublands
  • This inversion technique takes into account atmospheric effects on the radiation and spatial variations in the surface emissivity and backscatter.
  • Nilufer Bharucha, faculty in the department of English and project coordinator, explained that the term diaspora means to be scattered or dispersed across national boundaries, and has been self-consciously used today by postcolonial theorists to describe those who got displaced from their home owing to colonial politics and post-colonial economic realities. Analysis
  • Besides that, there flourished some tufts of velvety grass, some scattered reeds, two plants of the yellow herb called tansy, four of a red flower, and a pretty white one; but the treasures of the rock consisted of three roots of garlic, which Maie had put in a cleft. The Lilac Fairy Book
  • Even in smaller hamlets or regions of scattered farmsteads, forms of interdependence may be recognized in early laws and custumals.
  • In so doing, Congress is compounding the burden and is proposing to go far beyond any rational tax policy in what can only be described as a confiscatory manner. Alan Patricof: Unintended Consequences of the Enterprise Value Tax
  • Scattered trees, mainly acacias and junipers, dot the savanna.
  • Tear the mozzarella into pieces and scatter over, along with the fresh basil and rocket. The Sun
  • She gives me a look so scathing that it melts the froth on my cappuccino. Times, Sunday Times
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