To break loose and leave suddenly, as from confinement or from a difficult or threatening situation
The act or an instance of escaping, as from confinement or difficulty
The police were in hot pursuit of the convicts on the lam.
They had to lam loudly on the door before someone came to answer it.
The family tried to lam from the path of the incoming tropical storm by driving as far from the coast as possible.
The lam separating them from the Mediterranean is nowhere more than 10 meters wide.
The robbers knew they had to go on the lam and lay low for a while to avoid being caught.