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Lam   /læm/   Listen

(past & past part. lammed; pres. part. lamming)
Flee; take to one's heels; cut and run.  Synonyms: break away, bunk, escape, fly the coop, head for the hills, hightail it, run, run away, scarper, scat, take to the woods, turn tail.  "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
Give a thrashing to; beat hard.  Synonyms: flail, thrash, thresh.

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"Lam" Quotes from Famous Books

... master! nay, faith, have at you; I am flesh'd now, I have sped so well. [Aside.] Worshipful sir, I beseech you, respect the estate of a poor soldier; lam ashamed of this base course of life,—God's my comfort—but extremity provokes ...
— Every Man In His Humor - (The Anglicized Edition) • Ben Jonson

... best peace of all and it showed that Elbridge, that is Beany you know, was kind to flise and insex of all kinds and if we was all like Elbridge, Beany you know, the wirld woodent have as mutch mizzery in it. we was all mad with Beany for showing off and we were going to lam him one after school let out. he cought a big bumbelbea whitch had flew in to the window and took sum wax and hitched a long white thread to the bumbelbea and let him go and he flew all over the chirch with that long ...
— Brite and Fair • Henry A. Shute

... is used which most Moslems express by some euphemism. The vulgar Egyptian says "Na'al" (Sapre and Sapristi for Sacre and Sacristie), the Hindostani express it "I send him the three letters"—lam, ayn ...
— The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 6 • Richard F. Burton

... his party opposed this plan; but when it was put to the vote, it was found that the eloquence of Alcibiades had prevailed. A large fleet was prepared, and Nicias, Lam'a-chus, and Alcibiades were chosen generals of the expedition. The fleet was on the point of sailing out of the Piraeus, when the Athenians found out that all the statues of their god Her'mes, which were used as boundary marks and milestones, ...
— The Story of the Greeks • H. A. Guerber

... brackish but generally containing fresh water, a bed of muddy clay, six feet in thickness, with numerous shells of species still existing in the Plata, namely, the Azara labiata, d'Orbigny, fragments of Mytilus eduliformis, d'Orbigny, Paludestrina Isabellei, d'Orbigny, and the Solen Caribaeus, Lam., which last was embedded vertically in the position in which it had lived. These shells lie at the height of only two feet above the lake, nor would they have been worth mentioning, except in connection with ...
— South American Geology - also: - Title: Geological Observations On South America • Charles Darwin

Words linked to "Lam" :   bat, flee, take flight, work over, hightail it, leave, go forth, beat up, clobber, cream, run, scat, lick, lam into, fly, turn tail, drub, go away, skedaddle, beat, flight

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