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intr.v. scrammed, scram·ming, scrams
1. To leave a scene at once; go abruptly.
2. To shut down automatically. Used of a nuclear reactor.
A rapid shutting down of a nuclear reactor, especially in an emergency.
[Perhaps short for scramble.]
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vb, scrams, scramming or scrammed
(intr; often imperative) informal to go away hastily; get out
[C20: shortened from scramble]
(General Physics) an emergency shutdown of a nuclear reactor
(General Physics) (of a nuclear reactor) to shut down or be shut down in an emergency
[C20: perhaps from scram1]
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v.i. scrammed, scram•ming. Informal.
to go away; get out (usu. used imperatively).
[1925–30; probably shortened form of scramble (but compare German schramm, imperative singular of schrammen to depart)]
the rapid shutdown of a nuclear reactor in an emergency.
[1945–50; perhaps identical with scram1]
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Past participle: scrammed
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|Verb||1.||scram - leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form; "Scram!"|
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vi (inf) → abhauen (inf); scram! → verschwinde/verschwindet!
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