verb (scrams, scramming, scrammed)[no object, usually in imperative] • informal
- Leave or go away from a place quickly: get out of here, you miserable wretches—scram!More example sentences
go away, depart, leave, take yourself off, take off, get out, get out of my sight; go, go your way, get going, get moving, move off, be off, set off, set out, start out, make a start, take your leave, decamp, duck out, take wing, walk out, walk off, absent yourself; be off with you!, shoo!• informal hit the road, fly, skedaddle, split, vamoose, scat, make yourself scarce, be on one's way, run along, beat it, get, get lost, push off, shove off, buzz off, clear off, skip off, pop off, go (and) jump in the lakeon your bike!, go and chase yourself!British • informal get along, push along, get stuffed, sling your hook, hop it, hop the twig/stick, bog off, naff offNorth American • informal bug off, light out, haul off, haul ass, take a powder, hit the trail, take a hikeAustralian • informal nick offAustralian/New Zealand • informal rack offSouth African • informal voetsak, hambaBritish • vulgar slang sod off
- He climbed up the steps three at a time, gave a hasty good-bye to my dear relatives, told me he'd meet me at the hotel, and quickly scrammed.
- I had to spend seven rupees on you - give my money back and get the hell out of my house - scram!
- He plans the crime, he breaks in, bypasses security and scrams with the paintings… only to have his van run out of petrol.
early 20th century: probably from the verb scramble.