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Scream vs. Scram

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Screamnoun

A loud, emphatic, exclamation of extreme emotion, especially horror, fear, excitement; it may comprise a word or a sustained, high-pitched vowel sound.

Scramverb

Leave in a hurry, go away (frequently imperative).

‘What are you kids doing on my lawn? Scram!’;

Screamnoun

(music) A form of singing associated with the metal and screamo styles of music. It is a loud, rough, distorted version of the voice; rather than the normal voice of the singer.

Scramverb

(ambitransitive) To abruptly insert the control rods of a nuclear reactor, usually in case of emergency shutdown.

Screamnoun

(informal) Used as an intensifier

‘We had a real scream of a time at the beach.’;

Scramverb

(Wales) Scratch with claws or fingernails.

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Screamnoun

(printers' slang) exclamation mark

Scramnoun

A rapid shutdown of a nuclear reactor

Screamverb

To cry out with a shrill voice; to utter a sudden, sharp outcry, or shrill, loud cry, as in fright or extreme pain; to shriek; to screech.

Scramnoun

alternative spelling of SCRAM

Screamverb

To move quickly; to race.

‘''He almost hit a pole, the way he came screaming down the hill.’;

Scramnoun

(Wales) A scratch, especially caused by claws or fingernails.

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Screamverb

To cry out with a shrill voice; to utter a sudden, sharp outcry, or shrill, loud cry, as in fright or extreme pain; to shriek; to screech.

‘I heard the owl scream and the crickets cry.’; ‘And scream thyself as none e'er screamed before.’;

Scramverb

to leave; to go away; used mostly as an impolite command to a person to go away from a specific location.

Screamnoun

A sharp, shrill cry, uttered suddenly, as in terror or in pain; a shriek; a screech.

Scramverb

to shut down (a nuclear reactor) quickly, as in an emergency.

Screamnoun

sharp piercing cry;

‘her screaming attracted the neighbors’;

Scramnoun

the rapid shut down of a nuclear reactor, as in an emergency.

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Screamnoun

a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry;

‘he ducked at the screechings of shells’; ‘he heard the scream of the brakes’;

Scramverb

leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form;

‘Scram!’;

Screamnoun

a joke that seems extremely funny

Scram

A scram or SCRAM, is an emergency shutdown of a nuclear reactor effected by immediately terminating the fission reaction. It is also the name that is given to the manually operated kill switch that initiates the shutdown.

Screamverb

utter a sudden loud cry;

‘she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle’; ‘I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me’;

Screamverb

utter or declare in a very loud voice;

‘You don't have to yell--I can hear you just fine’;

Screamverb

make a loud, piercing sound;

‘Fighter planes are screaming through the skies’;

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