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lam/ˈlæm/noun
lam
/ˈlæm/
noun
Learner's definition of LAM  

on the lam

US, informal
: trying to avoid being caught by the police
◊ If you take it on the lam, you try to escape. This expression is now used mainly to suggest or imitate the language of old movies about gangsters.
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