absquatulated

v. go away, run off, abscond, beat a retreat, desert (Colloquial speech)əb'skwɑtʃəleɪt /əb'skwɒtʃʊl-

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • specie — noun /ˈspiːʃi/ a) Type or kind, in various uses of the phrase in specie. “Dick” Counterfly had absquatulated swiftly into the night, leaving his son with only a pocketful of specie and the tender admonition, “Got to ‘scram,’ kid write if you get… …   Wiktionary

  • absquatulate — (v.) 1837, Facetious U.S. coinage [Weekley], perhaps rooted in mock Latin negation of SQUAT (Cf. squat) to settle. Said to have been used by the U.S. Western character Nimrod Wildfire in the play The Kentuckian, as re written by British author… …   Etymology dictionary

  • ab|squat´u|la´tion — ab|squat|u|late «ab SKWOCH uh layt», intransitive verb, lat|ed, lat|ing. U.S. Slang. to run away; flee; abscond: »Anybody who has read a thriller by Ian Fleming is bloody well aware why the Russians have absquatulated with so many of Britain s… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ab|squat|u|late — «ab SKWOCH uh layt», intransitive verb, lat|ed, lat|ing. U.S. Slang. to run away; flee; abscond: »Anybody who has read a thriller by Ian Fleming is bloody well aware why the Russians have absquatulated with so many of Britain s state secrets. It… …   Useful english dictionary

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