Synonyms for (noun) lam

Synonyms: lam, getaway

Definition: a rapid escape (as by criminals)

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

Similar words: escape, flight

Definition: the act of escaping physically

Usage: he made his escape from the mental hospital; the canary escaped from its cage; his flight was an indication of his guilt

Synonyms for (verb) lam

Synonyms: flail, lam, thrash, thresh

Definition: give a thrashing to; beat hard

Similar words: work over, beat, beat up

Definition: give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression

Usage: Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night; The teacher used to beat the students


Synonyms: head for the hills, hightail it, escape, fly the coop, lam, break away, bunk, run, run away, scarper, scat, take to the woods, turn tail

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

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

Similar words: leave, go away, go forth

Definition: go away from a place

Usage: At what time does your train leave?; She didn't leave until midnight; The ship leaves at midnight