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To make tracks: "The cops came and we booked outta there!!" Sometimes, "book it."
Elizabeth Kelley

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Hardly a Bostonism. We used this in the 70s in the suburbs of Detroit, and I don;t doubt it was more widespread than that.

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Yeah, we had this one over in the DC suburbs in the '70s growing up, as in "He came bookin' around third base so fast there was no way he was gonna get thrown out," or, "Man, that guy is the fastest guy in our P.E. class -- he can really book." I think maybe it's a variation on "boogie" (i.e. to move really fast), which got shortened down to "boog" and then got turned in to "book."

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never heard this ever. Then again i wasn't alive in 70s or 80s and don't watch nypd blue cause also still (actually just started) high school

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We used book & booked all the time growing up in Chicago. At age 13, I related a story to my Southie & Dorchester cousins and used the term "booked" and they had NO idea what I meant.