|1.||[ verb ] flee; take to one's heels; cut and run|
|Synonyms:||run run_away fly_the_coop hightail_it bunk break_away escape head_for_the_hills turn_tail take_to_the_woods scarper|
"If you see this man, run!" "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
|Related terms:||leave flee skedaddle fugitive|
|2.||[ verb ] give a thrashing to; beat hard|
|Synonyms:||thrash flail thresh|
|Related terms:||beat bat flail|
|3.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1217|
|4.||[ noun ] a rapid escape (as by criminals)|
"the thieves made a clean getaway" "after the expose he had to take it on the lam"
|Related terms:||escape run|