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. [1913 Webster]

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  • lammed — læm n. sudden flight, quick escape (American and Canadian Slang) v. hit; whip; beat; flee, escape …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lammed — past of lam …   Useful english dictionary

  • lam — lam1 /lam/, v., lammed, lamming. Slang. v.t. 1. to beat; thrash. v.i. 2. to beat; strike; thrash (usually fol. by out or into). [1590 1600; < ON lamdi, past tense of lemja to beat; akin to LAME1] lam2 …   Universalium

  • lam — lam1 verb (lams, lamming, lammed) (also lam into) informal hit hard or repeatedly. Origin C16: perh. of Scand. origin. lam2 N. Amer. informal noun (in phr. on the lam) in flight, especially from the police. verb …   English new terms dictionary

  • lam — I UK [læm] / US verb Word forms lam : present tense I/you/we/they lam he/she/it lams present participle lamming past tense lammed past participle lammed Phrasal verbs: lam into II UK [læm] / US noun on the lam …   English dictionary

  • lam into — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms lam into : present tense I/you/we/they lam into he/she/it lams into present participle lamming into past tense lammed into past participle lammed into British informal lam into someone to strongly attack or… …   English dictionary

  • lam — I. /læm/ (say lam) Colloquial –verb (t) (lammed, lamming) 1. to beat; strike. –phrase 2. lam into, to thrash; rain down a succession of blows on. {from Old Norse lamði, past tense of lemja beat so as to disable; related to lame1} II. /læm/ (say… …   Australian English dictionary

  • lam — Ⅰ. lam [1] ► VERB (lammed, lamming) (often lam into) informal ▪ hit hard or repeatedly. ORIGIN perhaps Scandinavian. Ⅱ. lam [2] N. Amer. informal …   English terms dictionary

  • lam — lam1 [lam] vt., vi. lammed, lamming [< Scand, as in ON lemja, lit., to lame: see LAME1] [Old Slang] to beat; hit; strike ☆ lam2 [lam ] n. [< ? LAM1: cf. slang beat it!] Slang headlong flight, usually to escape punishment for …   English World dictionary

  • lam into — verb hit violently, as in an attack • Syn: ↑tear into, ↑lace into, ↑pitch into, ↑lay into • Hypernyms: ↑hit • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …   Useful english dictionary

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