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lam 1

 (lăm)
v. lammed, lam·ming, lams Slang
v.tr.
To give a thorough beating to; thrash.
v.intr.
To strike; wallop.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse lemja, to cripple by beating, flog.]

lam 2

 (lăm) Slang
intr.v. lammed, lam·ming, lams
To escape, as from prison.
n.
Flight, especially from the law: escaped convicts on the lam.

[Origin unknown.]

lam

(læm)
vb, lams, lamming or lammed
1. (tr) to thrash or beat
2. (intr; usually foll by into or out) to make a sweeping stroke or blow
[C16: from Scandinavian; related to Old Norse lemja]

lam

(læm)
n
1. a sudden flight or escape, esp to avoid arrest
2. on the lam
a. making an escape
b. in hiding
vb, lams, lamming or lammed
(intr) to escape or flee
[C19: perhaps from lam1 (hence, to be off)]

lam

(læm)

n., v. lammed, lam•ming. Slang. n.
1. a hasty escape.
v.i.
2. to escape.
3. to thrash
v.t.
4. to thrash.
Idioms:
on the lam, Slang. hiding or in flight from the police.
[1590–1600]

Lam.

Lamentations.

lam


Past participle: lammed
Gerund: lamming

Imperative
lam
lam
Present
I lam
you lam
he/she/it lams
we lam
you lam
they lam
Preterite
I lammed
you lammed
he/she/it lammed
we lammed
you lammed
they lammed
Present Continuous
I am lamming
you are lamming
he/she/it is lamming
we are lamming
you are lamming
they are lamming
Present Perfect
I have lammed
you have lammed
he/she/it has lammed
we have lammed
you have lammed
they have lammed
Past Continuous
I was lamming
you were lamming
he/she/it was lamming
we were lamming
you were lamming
they were lamming
Past Perfect
I had lammed
you had lammed
he/she/it had lammed
we had lammed
you had lammed
they had lammed
Future
I will lam
you will lam
he/she/it will lam
we will lam
you will lam
they will lam
Future Perfect
I will have lammed
you will have lammed
he/she/it will have lammed
we will have lammed
you will have lammed
they will have lammed
Future Continuous
I will be lamming
you will be lamming
he/she/it will be lamming
we will be lamming
you will be lamming
they will be lamming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lamming
you have been lamming
he/she/it has been lamming
we have been lamming
you have been lamming
they have been lamming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lamming
you will have been lamming
he/she/it will have been lamming
we will have been lamming
you will have been lamming
they will have been lamming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lamming
you had been lamming
he/she/it had been lamming
we had been lamming
you had been lamming
they had been lamming
Conditional
I would lam
you would lam
he/she/it would lam
we would lam
you would lam
they would lam
Past Conditional
I would have lammed
you would have lammed
he/she/it would have lammed
we would have lammed
you would have lammed
they would have lammed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lam - a rapid escape (as by criminals); "the thieves made a clean getaway"; "after the expose he had to take it on the lam"
escape, flight - 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"
Verb1.lam - fleelam - flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
go forth, leave, go away - go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight"
flee, take flight, fly - run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled"
skedaddle - run away, as if in a panic
2.lam - give a thrashing to; beat hard
beat up, work over, beat - 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"
drub, lick, clobber, cream, bat, thrash - beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!"

lam

verb
Slang. To break loose and leave suddenly, as from confinement or from a difficult or threatening situation:
Informal: skip (out).
Regional: absquatulate.
Idioms: blow the coop, cut and run, give someone the slip, make a getaway, take flight, take it on the lam.
noun
Slang. The act or an instance of escaping, as from confinement or difficulty:
Translations

lam

1 [læm]
A. VTpegar, dar una paliza a
B. VI to lam into sbdar una paliza a algn

lam

2 [læm] N to be on the lam (US) → ser fugitivo de la justicia

lam

[ˈlæm] n
on the lam (mainly US)en cavale

lam

1 (sl)
vtvermöbeln (inf)
vi to lam into somebodyjdn zur Schnecke machen (inf); (physically) → auf jdn eindreschen (inf)

lam

2
n (US sl) he’s on the lamhinter dem sind sie her (inf); to go on the lamtürmen (inf), → die Fliege machen (sl); he took it on the lamer türmte (inf), → er machte die Fliege (sl)
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