In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
verbo intransitivoscrammed, scramming
1(person) largarse coloquial(person) rajar Cono Sur coloquial(person) pirárselas España coloquialgo on, scram! — ¡fuera / largo de aquí! coloquial
- Aurora would very much like to tell him to scram but she really did need his help.
- Connie, go tell those kids to scram, will you?
- He scrammed, and I watched him leave with relief.
- If you don't want me to call the police you'd better scram.
- I ordered him to scram, under the pretense of changing into warmer clothes.
- The man rolled his eyes, ‘All right, take it and scram, and don't tell anyone I let you off.’
- His enlightened philosophy was either improve business or scram.
- So we just hang out here and scram when a teacher comes by.
- He hollered, scram if our know what's good for you, and I ran fast.
- I had to spend seven rupees on you - give my money back and get the hell out of my house - scram!
- He just saved this girl and now she's telling him to scram?
- They would have to scram before the government launched a campaign against them.
- He plans the crime, he breaks in, bypasses security and scrams with the paintings… only to have his van run out of petrol.
- ‘Now scram,’ slurred the voice with a mobster accent.
- I nodded her away, praying that she'd take the hint and scram.
- 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.
- He was starting to tell me when and where to meet him when you came skipping past and I told you to scram, remember that?
- Well, I advise you two to scram before you get hurt.
- You guys have ten seconds to scram before I come after you with a sledge hammer!
- They wanted five months' rent up front and promised just 60 days' notice in the event they wanted us to scram.
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