scram
[skram]
VERB
scrams (third person present) · scrammed (past tense) · scrammed (past participle) · scramming (present participle)
  1. leave or go away from a place quickly.
    "get out of here, you miserable wretches—scram!"
    synonyms:
    go away · depart · leave · take yourself off · take off · get out ·
    get out of my sight · go · go your way · get going · get moving · move off · be off · set off · set out · start out · make a start · take your leave · decamp · duck out · take wing · walk out · walk off · absent yourself · be off with you! · shoo! · hit the road · fly · skedaddle · split · vamoose · scat · make yourself scarce · be on one's way · run along · beat it · get · get lost · push off · shove off · buzz off · clear off · skip off · pop off · go (and) jump in the lake · on your bike! · go and chase yourself! · get along · push along · get stuffed · sling your hook · hop it · hop the twig/stick · bog off · naff off · bug off · light out · haul off · haul ass · take a powder · hit the trail · take a hike · nick off · rack off · voetsak · hamba · begone · avaunt
  2. shut down (a nuclear reactor) in an emergency.
    "when the power is cut off, the unit will automatically scram the reactor"
    • (of a nuclear reactor) shut down in an emergency.
      "the reactor scrammed unexpectedly after an electrical malfunction"
NOUN
scrams (plural noun)
  1. an emergency shutdown of a nuclear reactor.
    "the power plant was cited for its high rate of scrams over the past year"
Origin
early 20th century: probably from the verb scramble.
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How to use scram in a sentence?
when the power is cut off, the unit will automatically scram the reactor.
the power plant was cited for its high rate of scrams over the past year.
the reactor scrammed unexpectedly after an electrical malfunction.
get out of here, you miserable wretches—scram!.
kindly hook it—I just want you to scram.
How to say scram in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Arabic انصرف
Bangla পরবে
Bosnian (Latin) Briši
Bulgarian (NOUN)пръждосвам
Cantonese (Traditional)
Catalan tir
Chinese Simplified
Chinese Traditional
Croatian (NOUN)bježi, briši
Czech (NOUN)vypařit, zmiz
Danish (NOUN)skrid
Finnish (NOUN)pikasulku, hatkat
French (NOUN)tire-toi
German Hau ab
Greek Φεύγω γρήγορα
Hebrew (NOUN)סקראם
Hungarian (NOUN)elsiet
Icelandic skafa
Indonesian dengan
Italian (NOUN)smamma, sparisci
Japanese (NOUN)スクラム
Korean 꺼져
Lithuanian (NOUN)Kata, mirti
Persian حذفی دارت
Polish spadam
Portuguese (NOUN)suma, baza
Romanian Valea
Russian (NOUN)катись, проваливай
Serbian (Cyrillic) Бриши
Serbian (Latin) Briši
Slovak (NOUN)vypariť
Spanish (NOUN)lárgate
(VERB)largues
Turkish (NOUN)defol
Ukrainian (NOUN)котися
Urdu سکریم
Vietnamese (NOUN)hãm
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