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Lam

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Noun

1. getaway, lam

a rapid escape (as by criminals)

Example Sentences:
'the thieves made a clean getaway'
'after the expose he had to take it on the lam'

Verb

2. break away, bunk, escape, fly the coop, head for the hills, hightail it, lam, run, run away, scarper, scat, take to the woods, turn tail

flee; take to one's heels; cut and run

Example Sentences:
'If you see this man, run!'
'The burglars escaped before the police showed up'

3. flail, lam, thrash, thresh

give a thrashing to; beat hard

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Lam

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verbWord forms: lams, lamming or lammed slang
1. (transitive)
to thrash or beat
2. (intr; usually foll by into or out)
to make a sweeping stroke or blow
noun
1. 
a sudden flight or escape, esp to avoid arrest
2.  on the lam
verbWord forms: lams, lamming or lammed
3. (intransitive)
to escape or flee
abbreviation for
Lamentations

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Lam

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Bible
Lamentations
verb transitive, verb intransitiveWord forms: lammed or ˈlamming
Slang, Obsolete
to beat; hit; strike
noun
1.  Slang
headlong flight, usually to escape punishment for a crime
verb intransitiveWord forms: lammed or ˈlamming
2.  Slang
to flee; escape

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Lam

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v. lammed, lam·ming, lams
Slang
v.tr.
To give a thorough beating to; thrash.
v.intr.
To strike; wallop.
intr.v. lammed, lam·ming, lams
To escape, as from prison.
n.
Flight, especially from the law: escaped convicts on the lam.
abbr.
Bible
Lamentations

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