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Meaning of LAM

Pronunciation:  lam

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

LAM is a 3 letter word that starts with L.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Thesaurus Terms
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