Scram
Scram Scram (skr[a^]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scrammed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scramming}.] to shut down (a nuclear reactor) quickly, as in an emergency. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • scram — scram·a·sax; scram·bler; scram·bly; scram·jet; scram; scram·ble; …   English syllables

  • Scram — steht für: SCRAM Kurzbezeichnung für Reaktorschnellabschaltung SCRAM (Fußfessel) Markenbezeichnung mit generischer Bedeutung für transdermale kontinuierliche Blutalkoholmessung zur Personenüberwachung. Diese Seite ist eine Begrif …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • scram — [ skræm ] verb intransitive usually in imperative INFORMAL to leave a place quickly and immediately: VAMOOSE: So now scram, OK? She told the boys to scram …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Scram — (skr[a^]m), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Scrammed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scramming}.] to leave; to go away; used mostly as an impolite command to a person to go away from a specific location. [informal] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scram — (skr[a^]m), n. the rapid shut down of a nuclear reactor, as in an emergency. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scram — [skræm] v past tense and past participle scrammed present participle scramming [I usually in imperative] informal [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: scramble] to leave a place very quickly, especially so that you do not get caught ▪ Scram, you two! …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Scram — [skræm] das; [s] <aus gleichbed. engl. scram, eigtl. »verschwinde!, hau ab!«> Schnellabschaltung eines Kernreaktors (Kernphys.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Scram — emergency shutdown Аварийная остановка реактора быстрое прекращение цепной ядерной реакции при возникновении аварийной ситуации. Осуществляется быстрым вводом в активную зону регулирующих стержней или жидкого поглотителя нейтронов. Термины… …   Термины атомной энергетики

  • Scram —   [skræm; englisch], Reaktortechnik: der Schnellschluss …   Universal-Lexikon

  • scram — 1928, U.S. slang, either a shortened form of SCRAMBLE (Cf. scramble) (q.v.) or from Ger. schramm, imperative sing. of schrammen depart …   Etymology dictionary

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