to move fast, to run off.
|Divine Fancies 33: With what a busie hast, / Zacheus climb’d the Tree: But O how fast / How full of speed [...] (when Our Saviour call’d) he powder’d down agen!|
|Siege of Carlisle (1840) 33: About 800 horse [...] come powdering towards the Cowes so fast [OED].|
|Fables of Aesop III 3: Down comes a Kite Powdering upon them in the Interim, and Gobbles up both together.|
|Atheist III i: The Dice powd’ring out of the Box .|
|Handy Andy 35: But who is this powdhering up the road?|
|Grimhaven 180: Then we moped because the bottles and stoppers had the beef by that time and there was nothing for us to do but hop in the rattle and jar, and powder.|
|Pulp Fiction (2006) 13: Raines had [...] planted across the street in case Healey tried to powder.‘One, Two, Three’ in Penzler|
|High Sierra in Four Novels (1984) 336: You had me scared for a minute. I don’t carry no gun, so I powdered.|
|Price Is Right 299: The way things stand now, you either play or you powder.|
|World’s Toughest Prison 813: powder – To go away; to pass by, to flee.|
(US Und.) a car used by criminals to flee from the scene of the crime.
|We Are the Public Enemies 47: She cased joints for the boys and often drove the powder car.|