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Definition of lame adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(of people or animals) unable to walk well because of an injury to the leg or foot My horse had gone lame.
  2. 2(of an excuse, explanation, etc.) weak and difficult to believe synonym feeble, unconvincing Stephen made some lame excuse.
  3. 3(informal) not interesting, exciting, or fashionable What a lame party!
noun [uncountable] The disease has left her with permanent lameness.
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