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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Drive away by shouting.

Usage examples (32)
  • In vain do we try to "shoo" him back, or catch him.
  • As it was, she went out and attempted to "shoo" him off.
  • I'd have to open our front door and "shoo" it away, much as I hated to!
  • Now, when mice run out of the cupboard I go out doors, and let Maria "shoo" them back again. for more
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  • A "chou" is a cabbage, a "shoe" is an outer garment for the foot, while "shoo" is an exclamation that means 'go away.'
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