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SCAT (scatted, scatting)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does scat mean? 

SCAT (noun)
  The noun SCAT has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: SCAT used as a noun is very rare.


SCAT (verb)
  The verb SCAT has 1 sense:

1. flee; take to one's heels; cut and run

  Familiarity information: SCAT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCAT (noun)


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Meaning:

Singing jazz; the singer substitutes nonsense syllables for the words of the song and tries to sound like a musical instrument

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

scat; scat singing

Hypernyms ("scat" is a kind of...):

singing; vocalizing (the act of singing vocal music)

jazz (a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles)


SCAT (verb)


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Meaning:

Flee; take to one's heels; cut and run

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

take to the woods; scat; scarper; run away; lam; hightail it; head for the hills; fly the coop; turn tail; run; bunk; break away; escape

Context examples:

If you see this man, run! / The burglars escaped before the police showed up

Hypernyms (to "scat" is one way to...):

go away; go forth; leave (go away from a place)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "scat"):

flee; fly; take flight (run away quickly)

skedaddle (run away, as if in a panic)

Sentence frames:

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