Definition of 'lame'
Example sentences containing 'lame'
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Three points and four of my horses lame. The Sun (2014)One day the goat with the lame leg stepped on a fire. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)The audience enjoyed some amusing moments but it was a rather lame experiment. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Or one of those lame marshmallow biscuit things. Times, Sunday Times (2011)To blame politicians is a lame excuse. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But musically it was a pretty lame effort. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Losing this source of balance of payments support is like a star racehorse going lame. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This year has been a bit of a lame duck. The Sun (2012)Just sounds like a lame excuse to me. The Sun (2008)As excuses go that was pretty lame. The Sun (2010)But it is still a bit of a lame donkey. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Lots of horses return lame but are then fine. The Sun (2016)But he was lame last night. The Sun (2010)You also need to provide for horse transport in case one of your horses goes lame or is ill during the trip. Your First Horse - buying, feeding, caring (1989)So brace yourselves for more lame jokes, folks. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Instead it's rather tame and lame. The Sun (2012)But there's little time for that with all the lame jokes. The Sun (2013)The fact is he was lame twice last week but he's recovered well both times. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She won it in courageous fashion from the front, but pulled up lame and was quickly retired by her owner. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She was not helped on her debut at Goodwood when drawn out wide and finishing lame after attempting to get involved in the finish. The Sun (2015)So the poor lame grotesque perhaps gets her Upper Second after all. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)British politicians suffered a collective crisis of confidence after the disastrous attempt to turn lame ducks into national champions in the 1960s and 1970s. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
But she did think that it was as well that she wasn't wearing the silver lamé. THE AMBASSADOR'S WOMEN (2004)The matching silver lamé dress and coat swam before Dena's eyes. THE AMBASSADOR'S WOMEN (2004)All those women pushing to get up front and touch it, Nechells not being a place where you saw a lot of gold lamé. MR STARLIGHT (2004)
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Translations for 'lame'
British English: lame /leɪm/ ADJECTIVE
A lame person or animal cannot walk properly because an injury or illness has damaged one of their legs.
She was lame in one leg.
- American English: lame
- Arabic: كَسِيحٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: aleijado
- Chinese: 跛足的
- Croatian: šepav
- Czech: chromý
- Danish: lam
- Dutch: kreupel
- European Spanish: cojo
- Finnish: rampa
- French: boiteux
- German: lahm
- Greek: κουτσός
- Italian: zoppo
- Japanese: びっこの
- Korean: 다리를 저는
- Norwegian: lam
- Polish: kulawy
- European Portuguese: aleijado
- Romanian: șchiop
- Russian: хромой
- Spanish: cojo
- Swedish: lam
- Thai: พิการที่ขา
- Turkish: topal
- Ukrainian: кульгавий
- Vietnamese: què
Definition of lame from the Collins English Dictionary
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