lam out

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search



lam out (third-person singular simple present lams out, present participle lamming out, simple past and past participle lammed out)

  1. (intransitive, informal, dated) Leave, depart.
    • 1950, "Millennium Deferred," Time, 5 June, 1950, [1]
      Laboring men begin the Great Walkout - miners, fruit pickers, dock-wallopers, bus boys; by the thousands they quit their jobs, pocket their pills, and lam out for Florida.
  2. (intransitive, informal) Lash out, strike out.
    • 1892, Arthur Conan Doyle, "Lot No. 249" in Tales of Twilight and the Unseen, John Murray, 1922, [2]
      " [] If I shout, [] up you come, and lam out with your whip as hard as you can lick. Do you understand?"
  3. (transitive, informal) Bang out.