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lam


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lam  \Lam\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Lammed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Lamming}.]  [Icel.  lemja  to  beat  or  lama  to  bruise,  both  fr 
  lami,  lama,  lame.  See  {Lame}.] 
  To  beat  soundly;  to  thrash.  [Obs.  or  Low]  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lam 
  n  :  a  rapid  escape  (as  by  criminals);  "the  thieves  made  a  clean 
  getaway";  "after  the  expose  he  had  to  take  it  on  the  lam" 
  [syn:  {getaway}] 
  v  1:  take  to  one's  heels;  cut  and  run  [syn:  {run},  {scarper},  {turn 
  tail},  {run  away},  {bunk},  {break  away}] 
  2:  give  a  thrashing  to  beat  hard  [syn:  {thrash},  {thresh},  {flail}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  LAM 
  Local  Area  Multicomputer  (Parallel  Computing) 
 
 




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