Definitions for lamlæm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lam*læm(n.; v.)lammed, lam•ming.

  1. (n.)a hasty escape.

    Category: Status (usage)

  2. (v.i.)to escape.

    Category: Status (usage)

  3. to thrash

    Category: Status (usage)

  4. (v.t.)to thrash.

    Category: Status (usage)

Idioms for lam:

  1. on the lam,Slang. hiding or in flight from the police.

    Category: Idiom, Status (usage)

* Slang..

Origin of lam:



  1. Lamentations.

    Category: Bible

Princeton's WordNet

  1. getaway, lam(verb)

    a rapid escape (as by criminals)

    "the thieves made a clean getaway"; "after the expose he had to take it on the lam"

  2. 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(verb)

    flee; take to one's heels; cut and run

    "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"

  3. thrash, thresh, lam, flail(verb)

    give a thrashing to; beat hard


  1. lam(Noun)

    The twenty-third letter of the Arabic alphabet, . It is preceded by and followed by .

  2. Origin: From lemja.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lam(verb)

    to beat soundly; to thrash


  1. Lam

    Lam is a municipality in the district of Cham in Bavaria in Germany.

Translations for lam

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a young sheep

The ewe has had three lambs.

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