Lam

Noun

  • Used in the expression on the lam to mean "on the run" (after the dated verb), when a person is fleeing law enforcement, possibly in hiding.
  • The twenty-third letter of the Arabic alphabet, ل ‎(l). It is preceded by ك ‎(k) and followed by م ‎(m).

Verb

  • (intransitive, dated, slang) To flee or run away.
  • (transitive) To beat or thrash.

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