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    I would like to ask what the word lam means in the text below.

    "Hell, it wasn't even good fun to kid these loonies. It gave him the creeps someway. Oh, well—he could stand it just a little longer. Lay low. Play wise. Watch his chance, then lam! Who could stop him when he had the only gat in the whole damn dump?"

    O.M.Cabral, Mirage, 1941

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    Re: Lam

    See here.

    I wasn't aware it could be used as a verb. I was only familiar with it as a noun as in 'being on the lam', meaning to flee or be a fugitive.


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