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Noun lam has 1 sense
- 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"
--1 is a kind of escape, flight
Verb lam has 2 senses
- 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"
--1 is one way to leave, go forth, go away
Somebody ----s PP
- thrash, thresh, lam, flail - give a thrashing to; beat hard
--2 is one way to beat, beat up, work over
They want to lam the prisoners