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Definition 1: a rapid escape (as by criminals) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where lam or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the thieves made a clean getaway
  • after the expose he had to take it on the lam

Synonyms for lam in the sense of this definition

(lam is a kind of ...) the act of escaping physically

"he made his escape from the mental hospital" "the canary escaped from its cage" "his flight was an indication of his guilt"

Definition 2: give a thrashing to; beat hard - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for lam in the sense of this definition

(lam is a kind of ...) give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression

"Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night" "The teacher used to beat the students"

(lam has a similar meaning as ...) beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight

"We licked the other team on Sunday!"

Definition 3: flee; take to one's heels; cut and run - [verb of motion]

Samples where lam or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • If you see this man, run!
  • The burglars escaped before the police showed up

Synonyms for lam in the sense of this definition

(lam is a kind of ...) go away from a place

"At what time does your train leave?" "She didn't leave until midnight" "The ship leaves at midnight"

(... is a kind of lam ) run away quickly

"He threw down his gun and fled"

(... is a kind of lam ) run away, as if in a panic

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