from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Running away, usually from the police; on the run.


From Old Norse lemja. (Wiktionary)


  • After that, I might be able to take it on the lam while they went to play their neffie game.

    The Great California Game

  • It was either play the game according to their rules or be on the lam from Tieri for the rest of his life.

    One of a Kind

  • In Fredericksburg, Virginia, I was given a tour of the Rising Sun Tavern, preserved as it was from the era when Jones arrived there, on the lam for murder, in the winter of 1774.

    John Paul Jones


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