scrammed

scram

1 [skram]
verb (used without object), scrammed, scramming. Informal.
to go away; get out (usually used as a command): I said I was busy, so scram.

Origin:
1925–30; probably shortened form of scramble (but compare German schramm, imperative singular of schrammen to depart)

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scram

2 [skram] Informal.
noun
1.
the rapid shutdown of a nuclear reactor in an emergency.
verb (used with object)
2.
to shut down (a nuclear reactor) rapidly in an emergency.

Origin:
1945–50; perhaps identical with scram1, though sense development is unclear

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scram1 (skræm)
 
vb , scrams, scramming, scrammed
informal (intr; often imperative) to go away hastily; get out
 
[C20: shortened from scramble]

scram2 (skræm)
 
n
1.  an emergency shutdown of a nuclear reactor
 
vb
2.  (of a nuclear reactor) to shut down or be shut down in an emergency
 
[C20: perhaps from scram1]

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scram
1928, U.S. slang, either a shortened form of scramble (q.v.) or from Ger. schramm, imperative sing. of schrammen "depart."
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scram definition

[skræm]
  1. in.
    to exit fast; to get out of a place in a hurry. : Go on, scram! Get out of here fast!
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