verbverb: scram; 3rd person present: scrams; past tense: scrammed; past participle: scrammed; gerund or present participle: scramming
leave or go away from a place quickly.
“get out of here, you miserable wretches—scram!”
||go away, leave, get out;
, get moving, be off (with you), shoo
, run along, beat it, get lost, shove off, buzz off, push off, clear off, bug off, take a powder, take a hike;
“scram or I’ll call the police”
shut down (a nuclear reactor) in an emergency.
noun: scram; plural noun: scrams
the emergency shutdown of a nuclear reactor.
“the power plant was cited for its high rate of scrams over the past year”
early 20th century: probably from the verb scramble