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lamé

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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laméla‧mé /ˈlɑːmeɪ $ lɑːˈmeɪ/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 TIMcloth containing gold or silver threads 🔊 a gold lamé dress
lamelame1 /leɪm/ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 INJURE a) unable to walk properly because your leg or foot is injured or weak 🔊 a lame doggo lame (=become lame) b) the lame [plural] people who are lame2 BELIEVEa lame excuse or explanation is weak and difficult to believelame excuse/explanation 🔊 She gave some lame excuse about missing the bus. 🔊 a lame attempt to deflect criticism lamely3 informal boring or not very good syn poor 🔊 A lot of the songs on this album are a bit lame. 🔊 the company’s lame performancelameness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
lameThe horse, like so many tonga horses, was lame.The party was lame.In Lexington's case her parents and grandparents had good hips and she is not lame.Movement is always hard to assess at this age, but avoid any puppy who moves erratically or is obviously lame!His suspension was as lame as O. J. Simpson getting to do counseling over the telephone for domestic abuse.It sounded lame but I really had lost my ticket.And while that makes him a lame duck, he still has his veto pen and his bully pulpit.It may be desirable to spend what could otherwise be dole money on temporarily subsidizing lame ducks to ease the transition.She's always got some lame excuse for being late.I don't want to hear any of your lame excuses for being late.lame attemptThe door is falling off its hinges; a sheet of plastic makes a lame attempt to keep out the wind.
lamelame2 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 INJUREto make a person or animal unable to walk properly syn cripple 🔊 He was lamed in the accident. Grammar Lame is usually passive.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
lameIt was Crane who had been lamed and the question arose how they were to use the horses.One had bolted having kicked and lamed one of the verderers who had tried to hold it.
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Verb table
lame
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theylame
he, she, itlames
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theylamed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave lamed
he, she, ithas lamed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad lamed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill lame
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have lamed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam laming
he, she, itis laming
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you, we, theyare laming
Past
I, he, she, itwas laming
you, we, theywere laming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been laming
he, she, ithas been laming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been laming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be laming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been laming
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