- [noun] a rapid escape (as by criminals); "the thieves made a clean getaway"; "after the expose he had to take it on the lam"
- [verb] flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
Synonyms: run, scarper, turn tail, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away
- [verb] give a thrashing to; beat hard
Synonyms: thrash, thresh, flail