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

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  • absquatulate — absquatulater, n. absquatulation, n. /ab skwoch euh layt /, v.i., absquatulated, absquatulating. Slang. to flee; abscond: The old prospector absquatulated with our picks and shovel. [1820 30; pseudo Latinism, from AB , SQUAT, and ulate,… …   Universalium

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  • 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

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