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bam and scram

The act of causing or contributing to a motor-vehicle accident on the road and fleeing the scene so as not to be identified and held responsible. Luckily, a more concentrated police presence near busy intersections has meant that there's only been one bam and scram over the past two years. No, officer, he left the scene—it was a bam and scram!
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scram

slang To leave or depart very quickly; to hustle away. Often used as an imperative. I think I hear the police coming. Let's scram! Scram, you filthy raccoon! Get out of here!

bam and scram

n. a hit and run accident. The sirens were blaring and a dozen black and white headed to a bam and scram over on Maple.
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scram

(skræm)
in. to exit fast; to get out of a place in a hurry. Go on, scram! Get out of here fast!
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