lam
noun.
a rapid escape (as by criminals)
the thieves made a clean getaway|after the expose he had to take it on the lam
Synonym: getaway
verb.
flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
If you see this man, run!|The burglars escaped before the police showed up
verb.
give a thrashing to; beat hard
Synonym: flail, thrash, thresh