Associations to the word «Lam»


LAM, noun. Used in the expression on the lam to mean "on the run" (after the dated verb), when a person is fleeing law enforcement, possibly in hiding.
LAM, verb. (transitive) To beat or thrash.
LAM, verb. (intransitive) (dated) (slang) To flee or run away.
LAM, noun. The twenty-third letter of the Arabic alphabet, ل. It is preceded by ك and followed by م.

Dictionary definition

LAM, noun. A rapid escape (as by criminals); "the thieves made a clean getaway"; "after the expose he had to take it on the lam".
LAM, verb. Flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up".
LAM, verb. Give a thrashing to; beat hard.

Wise words

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