Lam – meaning of the word and examples

Escaping, especially from the police. (Cambridge Dictionary)

To beat soundly: Thrash. (Merriam – Webster)

Strike. (Merriam – Webster)

To flee hastily: Scram. (Merriam – Webster)

Hit hard; strike. (Oxford Dictionaries)

To thrash or beat. (Collins Dictionary)

To make a sweeping stroke or blow. (Collins Dictionary)

Examples

Kandal cops on the lam after fatal beating.

https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kandal-cops-lam-after-fatal-beating

After 6 months on the lam, man suspected in crowbar attack smiles for mugshot. 

https://www.wsbtv.com/news/trending-now/after-6-months-on-the-lam-man-suspected-in-crowbar-attack-smiles-for-mugshot/884016358

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