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Definition of 'lam'


  1. a rapid escape (as by criminals); "the thieves made a clean getaway"; "after the expose he had to take it on the lam"
       Synonyms: getaway


  1. flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
       Synonyms: scat run scarper turn tail 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
       Synonyms: thrash thresh flail

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