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NOUN (1)

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


VERB (2)

1. flee; take to one's heels; cut and run;
- Example: "If you see this man, run!"
- Example: "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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lam \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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

lam n 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] v 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]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

33 Moby Thesaurus words for "lam": absquatulate, batter, beat, beat it, blow, breakout, decamp, dog it, drub, duck and run, duck out, flight, getaway, hammer, make off, paste, pelt, pound, powder, pummel, scape, scram, skedaddle, skin out, skip, skip out, slip, split, take a powder, take off, thrash, vamoose, wallop
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

LAM Local Area Multicomputer (Parallel Computing)