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lame

lame

 
 
pronunciation:
leIm
parts of speech:
adjective, verb
part of speech: adjective
inflections: lamer, lamest
definition 1: not able to walk well; disabled.
The horse has a lame leg after racing for too many years.
synonyms:
crippled, disabled, hobbled, maimed
definition 2: sore and difficult to move.
The woman had a lame back after lying in bed for a week.
similar words:
crippled, feeble, weak
definition 3: not adequate; poor.
I gave my parents a lame apology for not helping with the chores.
similar words:
flimsy, inadequate, insufficient, thin, unsatisfactory, weak
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: lamed, lames, laming
definition: to cause to be unable to walk well.
Pulling too much weight will lame a horse.
synonyms:
cripple, disable, hobble, maim
similar words:
injure
derivations: lamely (adv.), lameness (n.)