"lam" in the noun sense
1. getaway, lam
a rapid escape (as by criminals
"the thieves made a clean getaway"
"after the expose he had to take it on the lam"
"lam" in the verb sense
1. 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
flee take to one's heels cut and run
"If you see this man, run!"
"The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
2. thrash, thresh, lam, flail
give a thrashing to beat hard
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