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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ab-skwoch-uh-leyt]
    • /æbˈskwɒtʃ əˌleɪt/
    • /əbskwˈɒtʃʊlˌeɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-skwoch-uh-leyt]
    • /æbˈskwɒtʃ əˌleɪt/

Definitions of absquatulate word

  • verb absquatulate to leave; decamp 3
  • verb without object absquatulate to flee; abscond: The old prospector absquatulated with our picks and shovel. 1
  • noun absquatulate Leave abruptly. 1
  • verb absquatulate (Intransitive Verb) SLA To leave quickly or in a hurry; to take oneself off; to decamp; to depart, flee. 0
  • verb absquatulate (Intransitive Verb) SLA to abscond. 0

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Origin of absquatulate

First appearance:

before 1820
One of the 38% newest English words
1820-30; pseudo-Latinism, from ab-, squat, and -ulate, paralleling Latin-derived words with initial abs- (e.g., abscond, abstention) and final -tulate (e.g., congratulate)

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Parts of speech for Absquatulate


absquatulate popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 71% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

absquatulate usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for absquatulate

verb absquatulate

  • vamoose — to leave hurriedly or quickly; decamp.
  • hightail — to go away or leave rapidly: Last we saw of him, he was hightailing down the street.
  • depart — When something or someone departs from a place, they leave it and start a journey to another place.
  • abscond — If someone absconds from somewhere such as a prison, they escape from it or leave it without permission.
  • decamp — If you decamp, you go away from somewhere secretly or suddenly.

Antonyms for absquatulate

verb absquatulate

  • wait — to remain inactive or in a state of repose, as until something expected happens (often followed by for, till, or until): to wait for the bus to arrive.
  • stay — (of a ship) to change to the other tack.
  • arrive — When a person or vehicle arrives at a place, they come to it at the end of a journey.
  • come — When a person or thing comes to a particular place, especially to a place where you are, they move there.
  • continue — If someone or something continues to do something, they keep doing it and do not stop.

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