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Jul 13, 2017
This week’s theme
Short words

This week’s words
eke
hap
aver
lam
ana

dog on the lam
Bosie - on the lam
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lam

PRONUNCIATION:
(lam)

MEANING:
verb tr., intr.: To beat soundly; to thrash.
verb intr.: To escape from the law.
noun: An escape from the law.

ETYMOLOGY:
Perhaps of Scandinavian origin. Earliest documented use: 1595.

USAGE:
“Garvel got lammed for using a Senior’s bat.”
Christopher Isherwood; All the Conspirators; Jonathan Cape; 1928.

“And all the time he’s lamming out of the country -- with our plane.”
Don Pendleton; Acapulco Rampage; Open Road; 2014.

See more usage examples of lam in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The man dies in all who keep silent in the face of tyranny. -Wole Soyinka, playwright, poet, Nobel laureate (b. 13 Jul 1934)

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