cojear

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From cojo +‎ -ear.

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cojear (first-person singular present cojeo, first-person singular preterite cojeé, past participle cojeado)

  1. (intransitive) to limp (walk lamely)
    • 1997, José Miguel Cejas, Montse Grases: biografía breve, Ediciones Rialp (ISBN 9788432130342), page 78
      Un domingo de enero por la tarde Lía se extrañó al ver que Montse cojeaba un poco.
      One Sunday afternoon in January Lía was surprised to see Montse limping a little.
  2. (intransitive, of furniture) to wobble (move with a rocking motion)
    • 2004, Mavis Dora Alvarez Licea, La loca de las yagrumas y otras mujeres
      Las viejas sillas cojean sobre el piso de cemento desnivelado y cuarteado de rajaduras.
      The old chairs wobble on the uneven, cracked cement floor.

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