—n. 1. a hasty escape; flight.
2. on the lam, escaping, fleeing, or hiding, esp. from the police: He's been on the lam ever since he escaped from jail. 3. take it on the lam, to flee or escape in great haste: The swindler took it on the lam and was never seen again.
—v.i. to run away quickly; escape; flee: I'm going to lam out of here as soon as I've finished.
Pronunciation: (läm),[key] —n. the 23rd letter of the Arabic alphabet.
Pronunciation: (läm, lam),[key] —n. Wi•fre•do Pronunciation: (wi-frā'dō)[key] or Wil•fre•doPronunciation: (wil-frā'dō),[key] 1902–82, Cuban painter in Europe.