- (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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A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.