- (American English) [colloquial]to go on the lamhe's still on the lamdarse a la fugaescaparseto take it on the lamsigue fugitivodarse a la fugaescaparseExample sentences
- She, however, has lent it to a thief on the lam from the police.
- When the police come looking for him, he must go on the lam and try to piece together the last two years of his life using only the strange trinkets as clues.
- Taylor and Thomas also tell the story of a convict on the lam in Maine who hid from police in snowy woods.
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In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.