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adjective lame pronunciation in British English /leɪm/ 
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adjectivelame
comparativelamer
superlativelamest

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  1. 2
    [usually before noun] a lame excuse, explanation etc is difficult to believe because it seems so unlikely

    It sounds a lame excuse, but I never seem to have time to visit.

  2. 3
    [usually before noun] done without much effort in a way that seems as though you are not trying very hard

    Saturday's game was rather a lame performance.

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