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Meaning: to depart quickly

For example:

  • The kids heard someone coming, and one of them said, "Shit! We'd better vamoose before we're caught!"

  • The neighbours called the police because the party was so noisy, and when the guests saw the cops arrive, most of them vamoosed.

Origin: from the Spanish word vamos, meaning "let's go"

Quick Quiz:

If someone says "Vamoose, kiddos!" to a gang of kids, they want the kids to
  1. play a game called "vamoose"
  2. go away
  3. come closer

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