What is the difference between ‘scoot down' and ‘scoot over'?
Both expressions are used in informal contexts. When you ask someone to ‘scoot down' to some place, you are telling him to go there quickly.
Why don't you scoot down to the supermarket and get a loaf of bread?
I'll scoot down to the library and pick up a couple of books.
When you ask someone who is sitting to ‘scoot over', you are requesting him to move over so that you can sit down as well. This happens quite frequently when we are travelling by train.
Sheba was too scared to ask Vikram to scoot over.
I'm sorry. I'm not going to scoot over. I need my space.
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