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Lam   /læm/   Listen
Lam

verb
(past & past part. lammed; pres. part. lamming)
1.
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"
2.
Give a thrashing to; beat hard.  Synonyms: flail, thrash, thresh.



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"Lam" Quotes from Famous Books



... at the curve; his lower lip is a jujube; his teeth are the Pleiades or hailstones; his browlocks are scorpions; his young hair on the upper lip is an emerald; his side beard is a swarm of ants or a Lam ( -letter) enclosing the roses or anemones of his cheek. The cup-girl is a moon who rivals the sheen of the sun; her forehead is a pearl set off by the jet of her "idiot-fringe;" her eyelashes scorn the sharp ...
— The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 10 • Richard F. Burton



Words linked to "Lam" :   beat up, beat, leave, lick, work over, flight, drub, flee, bunk, skedaddle, clobber, take flight, go away, go forth, cream, bat, fly



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