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limp

 (lĭmp)
intr.v. limped, limp·ing, limps
1. To walk lamely, especially with irregularity, as if favoring one leg.
2. To move or proceed haltingly or unsteadily: The project limped along with half its previous funding.
n.
An irregular, jerky, or awkward gait.
adj. limp·er, limp·est
1. Lacking or having lost rigidity, as of structure or substance: limp, wet hair; an arm hanging limp over the side of the bed.
2. Lacking strength, vigor, or effectiveness; weak: limp political opposition.

[Probably from obsolete lymphault, lame, from Old English lemphealt : lemp-, hanging loosely + -healt, lame, limping.]

limp′ly adv.
limp′ness n.

limp

(lɪmp)
vb (intr)
1. to walk with an uneven step, esp with a weak or injured leg
2. to advance in a labouring or faltering manner
n
an uneven walk or progress
[C16: probably a back formation from obsolete limphalt lame, from Old English lemphealt; related to Middle High German limpfen to limp]
ˈlimper n
ˈlimping adj, n
ˈlimpingly adv

limp

(lɪmp)
adj
1. not firm or stiff
2. not energetic or vital
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (of the binding of a book) not stiffened with boards
[C18: probably of Scandinavian origin; related to Icelandic limpa looseness]
ˈlimply adv
ˈlimpness n

limp1

(lɪmp)
v.i.
1. to walk with a labored movement, as when lame.
2. to proceed in a lame, faltering, or labored manner.
3. to progress with great difficulty.
n.
4. a lame movement or gait.
[1560–70; extracted from obsolete limphault lame; Old English lemphealt limping (see halt2); akin to Middle High German limpfen to limp]
limp′er, n.

limp2

(lɪmp)

adj. -er, -est.
1. lacking stiffness or rigidity, as of substance or structure: a limp body.
2. weary; tired; fatigued.
3. without firmness, force, energy, etc.: limp prose.
4. flexible; not stiffened with boards: a limp binding.
[1700–10]
limp′ly, adv.
limp′ness, n.

limp


Past participle: limped
Gerund: limping

Imperative
limp
limp
Present
I limp
you limp
he/she/it limps
we limp
you limp
they limp
Preterite
I limped
you limped
he/she/it limped
we limped
you limped
they limped
Present Continuous
I am limping
you are limping
he/she/it is limping
we are limping
you are limping
they are limping
Present Perfect
I have limped
you have limped
he/she/it has limped
we have limped
you have limped
they have limped
Past Continuous
I was limping
you were limping
he/she/it was limping
we were limping
you were limping
they were limping
Past Perfect
I had limped
you had limped
he/she/it had limped
we had limped
you had limped
they had limped
Future
I will limp
you will limp
he/she/it will limp
we will limp
you will limp
they will limp
Future Perfect
I will have limped
you will have limped
he/she/it will have limped
we will have limped
you will have limped
they will have limped
Future Continuous
I will be limping
you will be limping
he/she/it will be limping
we will be limping
you will be limping
they will be limping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been limping
you have been limping
he/she/it has been limping
we have been limping
you have been limping
they have been limping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been limping
you will have been limping
he/she/it will have been limping
we will have been limping
you will have been limping
they will have been limping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been limping
you had been limping
he/she/it had been limping
we had been limping
you had been limping
they had been limping
Conditional
I would limp
you would limp
he/she/it would limp
we would limp
you would limp
they would limp
Past Conditional
I would have limped
you would have limped
he/she/it would have limped
we would have limped
you would have limped
they would have limped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.limp - the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leglimp - the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
gait - a person's manner of walking
Verb1.limp - walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury; "The old woman hobbles down to the store every day"
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"
2.limp - proceed slowly or with difficulty; "the boat limped into the harbor"
go forward, proceed, continue - move ahead; travel onward in time or space; "We proceeded towards Washington"; "She continued in the direction of the hills"; "We are moving ahead in time now"
Adj.1.limp - not firm; "wilted lettuce"
stale - lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age; "stale bread"; "the beer was stale"
2.limp - lacking in strength or firmness or resilience; "gave a limp handshake"; "a limp gesture as if waving away all desire to know" G.K.Chesterton; "a slack grip"
lax - lacking in strength or firmness or resilience; "a lax rope"; "a limp handshake"

limp

1
verb
1. hobble, stagger, stumble, shuffle, halt (archaic), hop, falter, shamble, totter, dodder, hirple (Scot.) He limped off with a leg injury.
noun
1. lameness, hobble, hirple (Scot.) A stiff knee forced her to walk with a limp.

limp

2
adjective
1. floppy, soft, relaxed, loose, flexible, slack, lax, drooping, flabby, limber, pliable, flaccid The residue can leave the hair limp and dull looking.
floppy hard, firm, solid, stiff, tense, rigid, taut, unyielding
2. weak, tired, exhausted, worn out, spent, debilitated, lethargic, enervated He carried her limp body into the room and laid her on the bed.
weak strong, tough, powerful, hardy, robust, sturdy

limp

verb
1. To walk in a lame way:
2. To proceed or perform in an unsteady, faltering manner:
adjective
1. Lacking in stiffness or firmness:
2. Lacking energy and vitality or showing such a lack:
Translations
عَرَج، مِشْيَه عَرْجاءليِّن، رَخْو، ضَعيفيَعْرُجيَعْرِجُ
kulhatpovadlýchabýkulhání
haltehaltenhumpeslattensvag
ontuavelttonilkuttaa
šepati
haltraheltislappur, máttlaus
びっこをひく
다리를 절다
klibošanaklibotklibumsļengansmīksts
krívaniezvädnutý
šepanješepati
halta
เดินโขยกเขยก
đi khập khiễng

limp

1 [lɪmp]
A. Ncojera f
to walk with a limpcojear
B. VIcojear, renguear (LAm)
he limped to the doorfue cojeando a la puerta
the ship managed to limp to portel buque llegó con dificultad al puerto

limp

2 [lɪmp] ADJ (limper (compar) (limpest (superl)))
1. [person, body] → sin fuerzas; [penis] → flácido; [hair] → lacio; [handshake] → flojo
a piece of limp lettuceun trozo de lechuga mustia
she fell limp at their feetcayó sin fuerzas a sus pies
his arms hung limplos brazos le colgaban muertos or como si fueran de trapo
his body went limpse le fueron las fuerzas del cuerpo
she went limp in his armsse dejó caer en sus brazos
2. (= unconvincing) [excuse] → pobre, poco convincente
3. (= soft) [book binding] → blando, flexible

limp

[ˈlɪmp]
n
to walk with a limp → marcher en boitant
because of his limp → parce qu'il boite
He couldn't go faster because of his limp → Il ne pouvait pas aller plus vite parce qu'il boitait.
to have a limp → boiter
viboiter
adj [hand, body] → mou(molle); [hair] → mou(molle); [leaf, lettuce] → défraîchi(e)
limp lettuce and overcooked beef → de la salade défraîchie et du bœuf trop cuit

limp

1
nHinken nt, → Humpeln nt; to walk with a limphinken, humpeln; the accident left him with a limpseit dem Unfall hinkt er; he has a bad limper hinkt or humpelt sehr stark
vihinken, humpeln; the ship managed to limp into portdas Schiff kam gerade noch or mit Müh und Not in den Hafen

limp

2
adj (+er)schlapp, schlaff; handshakeschlaff; flowerswelk; material, clothweich; voicematt, müde; (= effeminate)süßlich; to hang limp (arms, flag)schlaff herunterhängen; he’s a limp sort of characterer hat einen schwachen Charakter; let your body go limpalle Muskeln entspannen, alles locker lassen

limp

1 [lɪmp]
1. vizoppicare
to limp in/out → entrare/uscire zoppicando
the ship limped home → la nave è tornata faticosamente in porto
2. n to walk with or have a limpzoppicare

limp

2 [lɪmp] adj (gen) → molle; (dress) → floscio/a; (person) → fiacco/a
she went limp → si afflosciò
let your arm go limp → rilassa completamente il braccio
limp cover(s) (on book) → rilegatura in brossura

limp1

(limp) adjective
lacking stiffness or strength; drooping. a limp lettuce; a limp excuse.

limp2

(limp) verb
to walk in an uneven manner (usually because one has hurt one's foot or leg). He twisted his ankle and came limping home.
noun
the act of limping. He walks with a limp.

limp

يَعْرِجُ kulhat halte hinken κουτσαίνω cojear ontua boiter šepati zoppicare びっこをひく 다리를 절다 mank lopen halte utykać coxear, mancar хромать halta เดินโขยกเขยก topallamak đi khập khiễng 跛行

limp

n. cojera, flojera;
v. cojear, renquear, renguear.

limp

adj flácido or fláccido, relajado; n cojera; to have a — cojear; vi cojear
References in classic literature ?
Bhaer considered her the most beautiful woman living, and she found him more `Jove-like" than ever, though his hatbrim was quite limp with the little rills trickling thence upon his shoulders (for he held the umbrella all over Jo), and every finger of his gloves needed mending.
asked Tom, carrying the limp form over to a grassy place.
She had been walking alone with her arms hanging limp, letting her white skirts trail along the dewy path.
When the vehicle had disappeared, she allowed herself still another loitering moment; for the patched figure of good Uncle Venner was now visible, coming slowly from the head of the street downward, with a rheumatic limp, because the east wind had got into his joints.
And then Jurgis went limp, and caught himself on the ladder.
When I was a boy in a printing-office in Missouri, a loose-jointed, long-legged, tow-headed, jeans-clad countrified cub of about sixteen lounged in one day, and without removing his hands from the depths of his trousers pockets or taking off his faded ruin of a slouch hat, whose broken rim hung limp and ragged about his eyes and ears like a bug-eaten cabbage leaf, stared indifferently around, then leaned his hip against the editor's table, crossed his mighty brogans, aimed at a distant fly from a crevice in his upper teeth, laid him low, and said with composure:
If he met a friend, he found that the habit of a lifetime had in some mysterious way vanished-- his arm hung limp, instead of involuntarily extending the hand for a shake.
Then he sunk down in a chair all limp and sick like, and wiped the sweat off of his face.
Seesaw Simpson was usually made commander-in-chief of the British army, and a limp and uncertain one he was, capable, with his contradictory orders and his fondness for the extreme rear, of leading any regiment to an inglorious death.
Her black dress made her look yellower than ever, and her limp light hair straggled from under her black crepe hat.
Wragge alone, attired in a voluminous brown holland wrapper, with a limp cape and a trimming of dingy pink ribbon.
Slightly observant of the smoky lights; of the people, pipe in mouth, playing with limp cards and yellow dominoes; of the one bare- breasted, bare-armed, soot-begrimed workman reading a journal aloud, and of the others listening to him; of the weapons worn, or laid aside to be resumed; of the two or three customers fallen forward asleep, who in the popular high-shouldered shaggy black spencer looked, in that attitude, like slumbering bears or dogs; the two outlandish customers approached the counter, and showed what they wanted.