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1lam

verb \ˈlam\
lammedlam·ming

Definition of LAM

transitive verb
:  to beat soundly :  thrash
intransitive verb
1
:  strike, thrash
2
:  to flee hastily :  scram

Examples of LAM

  1. <let's lam out of this hellhole while there's still time>

Origin of LAM

perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse lemja to thrash; akin to Old English lama lame
First Known Use: 1595

2lam

noun

Definition of LAM

:  sudden or hurried flight especially from the law <on the lam>

Examples of LAM

  1. <the prisoners were recaptured after only three days on the lam>

First Known Use of LAM

circa 1897

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

Lam

abbreviation

Definition of LAM

Lamentations

Other Bible Terms

antediluvian, apocalyptic, apocrypha, behemoth

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