HyperDic: lam

English > 3 senses of the word lam:
VERBmotionlam, scat, run, scarper, turn tail, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break awayflee
contactlam, thrash, thresh, flailgive a thrashing to
NOUNactlam, getawaya rapid escape (as by criminals)
lam > pronunciation
Soundslae'm
RhymesAbraham ... yam: 73 rhymes with aem...
English > lam: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA rapid escape (as by criminals).
Example "after the expose he had to take it on the lam"
Synonymgetaway
Broaderescape, flightThe act of escaping physically
Spanishescape, fuga, huida, lam, polvorosa
Catalanfuga, fugida, lam
Verbslamflee
English > lam: 3 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningflee; take to one's heels; cut and run.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsscat, run, scarper, turn tail, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away
Narrowerflee, fly, take flightrun away quickly
skedaddlerun away, as if in a panic
Broaderleave, go forth, go awaygo away from a place
Spanishcorrer, escapar, evadir, huir
Catalanescapar, escapolir-se, evadir, fugir
Nounslama rapid escape (as by criminals)
English > lam: 3 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningGive a thrashing to; beat hard.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to lam the prisoners
Synonymsthrash, thresh, flail
Broaderbeat, beat up, work overGive a beating to
Similar tocream, bat, clobber, drub, thrash, lickBeat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight
Spanishdesgranar, zurrar
Catalanapallissar, estomacar

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