Definitions for: Lam

[n] a rapid escape (as by criminals); "the thieves made a clean getaway"; "after the expose he had to take it on the lam"
[v] give a thrashing to; beat hard
[v] escape or flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"

Webster (1913) Definition: Lam, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lammed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Lamming.] [Icel. lemja to beat, or lama to bruise, both fr.
lami, lama, lame. See Lame.]
To beat soundly; to thrash. [Obs. or Low] --Beau. & Fl.

Synonyms: break away, bunk, flail, getaway, run, run away, scarper, thrash, thresh, turn tail

See Also: beat, beat up, escape, flight, go away, go forth, leave, skedaddle, work over

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