Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of lam.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Scanio peeled rubber as if he were lamming from a bank heist and cranked up a Frankie Valli cassette.

    Paper House

  • Lighter speculates that it may be rooted in the dialect Scandinavian verb lam, as in the 1525 “his wife sore lamming him,” meaning “to beat, pound or strike.”

    No Uncertain Terms

  • The suggested connection is that to avoid a feared lamming related to slamming, one lams.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • Mark Twain used it twice: “lamming the lady” in 1855 and “lam like all creation” in 1865, both clearly meaning “to beat.”

    No Uncertain Terms

  • I suppose my uncle went and shouted at him in the shed and gave him a lamming or something.

    The Mystery of Banshee Towers

  • He was worse in every way after that night in the cistern, and took to lamming me harder and harder.

    Danny's Own Story

  • [2] Then I drove the whole lot forth, mother and daughter, lamming into them with fist and foot.

    The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

  • ”2 Then I drove the whole lot forth, mother and daughter, lamming into them with fist and foot.

    XXIX

  • Look at the old crook now, still lamming that axe round to beat the cars because he thinks he's being watched!

    Somewhere in Red Gap

  • 'Why couldn't you say there was something wrong with you instead of lamming out like a lunatic?

    A Diversity of Creatures

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