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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of scram.

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Examples

  • Vermont Yankee "scrammed" - automatically shut down Thursday, Aug 30th in the afternoon.

    Vermont Yankee Power Plant in Extremis

  • "scrammed" -- or went into automatic shutdown -- when a problem developed with equipment in the switchyard where it connects to the power grid.

    The Washington Times stories: Latest Headlines

  • After 30 minutes of getting there -- we all looked at each other, didn't have much more to say and scrammed -- I later saw Schenectady, NY and realized this was probably one of the most depressing days of my entire life.

    Dan Beckmann: So Where Did All the Hope and Change Go?

  • The delivery guys basically stuffed it in the corner and scrammed before I could figure out my yuletide tree rights and ask to exchange it.

    Shiva Rose: Savages

  • After 30 minutes of getting there -- we all looked at each other, didn't have much more to say and scrammed -- I later saw Schenectady, NY and realized this was probably one of the most depressing days of my entire life.

    Dan Beckmann: So Where Did All the Hope and Change Go?

  • There are designs of reactors that have been tested that have short-lived waste products, and are so safe that during testing they were ‘scrammed’ or shut down on the weekends, to be restarted on Monday.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » A New Nuclear Option

  • The delivery guys basically stuffed it in the corner and scrammed before I could figure out my yuletide tree rights and ask to exchange it.

    Shiva Rose: Savages

  • After the reactors "scrammed"—meaning the nuclear reaction was stopped—they still had to cool down before inspectors could get inside the reactor-containment buildings.

    Earthquake Triggers Reactor-Design Review

  • After 30 minutes of getting there -- we all looked at each other, didn't have much more to say and scrammed -- I later saw Schenectady, NY and realized this was probably one of the most depressing days of my entire life.

    Dan Beckmann: So Where Did All the Hope and Change Go?

  • There are designs of reactors that have been tested that have short-lived waste products, and are so safe that during testing they were ‘scrammed’ or shut down on the weekends, to be restarted on Monday.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » A New Nuclear Option

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