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Lam   /læm/   Listen

A rapid escape (as by criminals).  Synonym: getaway.  "After the expose he had to take it on the lam"

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"Lam" Quotes from Famous Books

... there in left field! Quick!" shouted Worry.... "Peg, hit him some flies. Lam 'em a mile! That fellow's a sprinter, Peg. What luck it would be if he can play ball! Hit ...
— The Young Pitcher • Zane Grey

... inferior woman something in years signifies also Ant. Nandadga. A little higher yet, of the like years. Nauchere. A Title may be given to an ordinary woman, still, but yet higher. Lamhaumi. A Title higher than any yet. Ettani. Higher still. Lam-Ettani. Of more respect. Ettanihaumi. Higher than that. Maugi. Proper only to an old woman but of good quality. Maugiwanxi. Better then the Maugi. Comaurehaumi. A Title due to the greatest Ladies. Hondreunie. Given to the Queen ...
— An Historical Relation Of The Island Ceylon In The East Indies • Robert Knox

... emphatically. "If any feller tries to play a trick on you, you just tell me, and I'll lam him." ...
— Paul the Peddler - The Fortunes of a Young Street Merchant • Horatio Alger, Jr.

... sufferer in this affair was known in the settlement by the name of William and Ann (corrupted by their pronunciation to Wil-lam-an-nan) which he had adopted from a ship of the same name that arrived here in the ...
— An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, Vol. 2 • David Collins

... She wuz in de tale, Miss Meadows en de gals wuz, en de tale I give you like hi't wer' gun ter me. Brer Rabbit, he sot dar, he did, sorter lam' like, en den bimeby he cross his legs, he did, and wink his eye slow, en up ...
— Uncle Remus • Joel Chandler Harris

... used to beat me. No matter: you come and listen to the converted painter, and you'll hear how she was a pious woman that taught me me prayers at er knee, an how I used to come home drunk and drag her out o bed be er snow white airs, an lam into ...
— Major Barbara • George Bernard Shaw

... lam," said Hilda, carelessly. "You forget what a difference there is between a visit from you ...
— The Cryptogram - A Novel • James De Mille

... just the least mite of a groan that last time you fetched him. Did you hear it? And did you see the way he dropped his feet to the road—just like he'd struck a stone wall. And he's got savvee enough to know from now on that that same stone wall will be always there ready for him to lam into." ...
— Burning Daylight • Jack London

... he's not fam'd for a reel or a jig, Tom Sheridan there surpasses Tom Bigg.— For lam'd in one thigh, he is obliged to go zig- Zag, like a crab—for no dancer is Bigg. Those who think him a coxcomb, or call him a prig, How little they know of the mind of my Bigg! Tho' he ne'er ...
— Memoirs of the Life of Rt. Hon. Richard Brinsley Sheridan Vol 2 • Thomas Moore

Words linked to "Lam" :   flee, work over, bat, take flight, lick, drub, beat up, fly, skedaddle, go away, go forth, clobber, flight, cream, beat, leave

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