scram

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
scram

Third-person singular
scrams

Past tense
scrammed

Past participle
scrammed

Present participle
scramming

  1. If you ask someone to scram, you want them to leave somewhere quickly.
  2. (transitive) If you scram a nuclear reactor, you shut down because of an emergency.

Noun[change]

Singular
scram

Plural
scrams

  1. A scram is the shutdown of a nuclear reactor.