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Verb: lam (lammed,lamming)  lam
  1. [N. Amer] Flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    "If you see this man, lam!";
    - scat, run, scarper, turn tail, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away, leg it [Brit]
     
  2. Give a thrashing to; beat hard
    - thrash, thresh, flail
Noun: lam  lam
Usage: N. Amer
  1. A rapid escape (as by criminals)
    "after the expose he had to take it on the lam";
    - getaway

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Derived forms: lams, lamming, lammed

Type of: beat, beat up, escape, flight, go away, go forth, leave, work over

Encyclopedia: Lam, Germany