Definition of lam noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

lam

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BrE BrE//læm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//læm//
 
 
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Word Originnoun late 19th cent.: from lam ‘hit hard’.Idioms (North American English, informal) escaping from somebody, especially from the police He was recaptured after four months on the lam.

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