lam

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lam \Lam\, verb (used with an object) [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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

lam

noun

1: a rapid escape (as by criminals); "the thieves made a clean getaway"; "after the expose he had to take it on the lam" [syn: {getaway}, {lam}]

verb

1: flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up" [syn: {scat}, {run}, {scarper}, {turn tail}, {lam}, {run away}, {hightail it}, {bunk}, {head for the hills}, {take to the woods}, {escape}, {fly the coop}, {break away}]

2: give a thrashing to; beat hard [syn: {thrash}, {thresh}, {lam}, {flail}]


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