verb (used without object), scrammed, scramming. Informal.
to go away; get out (usually used as a command):
I said I was busy, so scram.
the rapid shutdown of a nuclear reactor in an emergency.
verb (used with object)
to shut down (a nuclear reactor) rapidly in an emergency.
verb scrams, scramming, scrammed
(intransitive; often imperative) (informal) to go away hastily; get out
an emergency shutdown of a nuclear reactor
(of a nuclear reactor) to shut down or be shut down in an emergency
- Scram switch
jargon (From the nuclear power industry) An emergency power-off switch (see Big Red Switch), especially one positioned to be easily hit by evacuating personnel. In general, this is *not* something you frob lightly; these often initiate expensive events (such as Halon dumps) and are installed in a dinosaur pen for use in case of electrical […]
noun 1. (slang) food; provisions 2. (Irish, dialect) bad scran to, bad luck to
adjective, Archaic. 1. thin or slight. 2. squeaky or unmelodious. adjective (archaic) 1. thin 2. harsh
noun 1. a small piece or portion; fragment: a scrap of paper. 2. scraps. bits or pieces of food, especially of leftover or discarded food. the remains of animal fat after the oil has been tried out. 3. a detached piece of something written or printed: scraps of poetry. 4. an old, discarded, or rejected […]