scat

Definitions of scat
  1. verb
    flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    synonyms: break away, bunk, escape, fly the coop, head for the hills, hightail it, lam, run, run away, scarper, take to the woods, turn tail
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    flee, fly, take flight
    run away quickly
    skedaddle
    run away, as if in a panic
    break
    make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing
    stampede
    run away in a stampede
    abscond, absquatulate, bolt, decamp, go off, make off, run off
    run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
    elope, run off
    run away secretly with one's beloved
    break loose, escape, get away
    run away from confinement
    high-tail
    retreat at full speed
    defect, desert
    desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army
    type of:
    go away, go forth, leave
    go away from a place
  2. noun
    singing jazz; the singer substitutes nonsense syllables for the words of the song and tries to sound like a musical instrument
    synonyms: scat singing
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    type 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
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