Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun lam

1 sense of lam

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")
       => 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")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb lam

2 senses of lam

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")
       => leave, go forth, 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")

Sense 2
thrash, thresh, lam, flail -- (give a thrashing to; beat hard)
       => beat, beat up, work over -- (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")

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