Definition of lame adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//leɪm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//leɪm//
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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. 3not interesting or entertaining The humour is more lame than funny.
  4. Extra examples His horse had gone lame. The special effects are incredibly lame. an accident which had left him lame The accident left her slightly lame.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lame

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