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Depart hurriedly:‘we'd better vamoose before we're caught’
go away, depart, leave, take off, get out, get out of my sightView synonyms
- ‘The clerk reached for the phone; I hitched my pants and vamoosed.’
- ‘When the lions come a running, the grazers close ranks and vamoose.’
- ‘But hanging around to the bitter end is sending good money after bad; better to cut your losses and vamoose.’
- ‘He then immediately vamoosed and wasn't seen again.’
- ‘The Baron and his family vamoose by train for an unknown destination.’
- ‘The biggest threat I feel from the people queuing behind me is that they will lynch me if it takes me longer than 20 seconds to get my money and vamoose.’
Mid 19th century: from Spanish vamos let us go.
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