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scram

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verb \ˈskram\

Definition of scram

scrammed

;

scramming

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to go away at once scram, you're not wanted

Examples of scram in a Sentence

  1. The vandals scrammed before the police could arrive.

Origin and Etymology of scram

short for scramble


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scram

noun

Definition of scram

  1. :  a rapid emergency shutdown of a nuclear reactor

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First Known Use of scram

1953

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SCRAM Defined for English Language Learners

scram

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verb

Definition of scram for English Language Learners

  • : to leave immediately


SCRAM Defined for Kids

scram

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verb \ˈskram\

Definition of scram for Students

scrammed

;

scramming

  1. :  to go away at once Hint: Scram is often used as a command. Scram! Get out of here!



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