Limp

  • 1 limp — limp·er; limp·ing·ly; limp·kin; limp·ly; limp·ness; limp·sy; limp·en; limp; limp·sey; …

    English syllables

  • 2 limp — limp, floppy, flaccid, flabby, flimsy, sleazy mean deficient in firmness of texture, substance, or structure and therefore unable to keep a shape or in shape. Limp applies to something that lacks or has lost the stiffness or firmness necessary to …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 limp — limp1 [limp] vi. [ME lympen < OE limpan, to befall, occur (in a specialized sense, to walk lamely), akin to MHG limpfen, to walk with a limp, OHG limfan, to befall, happen < IE * (s)lemb < base * leb , to hang down, be limp > SLUMP,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Limp — (l[i^]mp), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Limped} (l[i^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {Limping}.] [Cf. AS. lemphealt lame, OHG. limphen to limp, be weak; perh. akin to E. lame, or to limp, a [root]120.] To halt; to walk lamely. Also used figuratively. Shak.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Limp — Limp, a. [Cf. Icel. limpa limpness, weakness, and E. lap, n., lop, v. t. Cf. {Limber}, a.] 1. Flaccid; flabby, as flesh. Walton. [1913 Webster] 2. Lacking stiffness; flimsy; as, a limp cravat. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 limp — [adj] not stiff; weak bending, debilitated, drooping, droopy, ductile, enervated, exhausted, feeble, flabby, flaccid, flexible, flexuous, flimsy, floppy, impressible, infirm, languid, languishing, lax, lethargic, limber, listless, loose, plastic …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 limp — Ⅰ. limp [1] ► VERB 1) walk with difficulty because of an injured leg or foot. 2) (of a damaged ship or aircraft) proceed with difficulty. ► NOUN ▪ a limping gait. ORIGIN related to obsolete limphalt «lame». Ⅱ …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 Limp — Limp, n. A halt; the act of limping. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Limp — Limp, n. (Ore Washing) A scraper for removing poor ore or refuse from the sieve. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 limp|sy — «LIHMP see», adjective. Dialect. limp …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 11 Limp — est une distribution Linux LiveCD qui permet de transformer votre PC en lecteur multimédia dédié. Voir aussi Liste des LiveCD Lien externe (en) Site officiel …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 12 limp — index insipid, languid, nonsubstantial (not sturdy) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 13 limp — limp1 [ lımp ] verb intransitive 1. ) to walk with difficulty because of an injured leg or foot: Ewing limped off the court with an ankle injury. He was limping slightly and he looked tired. 2. ) to move or continue existing with difficulty: The… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 limp´ly — limp1 «lihmp», noun, verb. –n a lame step or walk. ╂[< verb] –v.i. 1. to walk with a limp: »After falling down the stairs, he limped for several days. SYNONYM(S): hobble. 2. Figurative. to proceed slowly and with difficulty: »The plane limped… …

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  • 15 limp´er — limp1 «lihmp», noun, verb. –n a lame step or walk. ╂[< verb] –v.i. 1. to walk with a limp: »After falling down the stairs, he limped for several days. SYNONYM(S): hobble. 2. Figurative. to proceed slowly and with difficulty: »The plane limped… …

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  • 16 limp — [[t]lɪ̱mp[/t]] limps, limping, limped, limper, limpest 1) VERB If a person or animal limps, they walk with difficulty or in an uneven way because one of their legs or feet is hurt. I wasn t badly hurt, but I injured my thigh and had to limp... [V …

    English dictionary

  • 17 limp — I UK [lɪmp] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms limp : present tense I/you/we/they limp he/she/it limps present participle limping past tense limped past participle limped 1) to walk with difficulty because of an injured leg or foot Coyne limped… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 limp — limp1 limper, n. limpingly, adv. /limp/, v.i. 1. to walk with a labored, jerky movement, as when lame. 2. to proceed in a lame, faltering, or labored manner: His writing limps from one cliché to another. The old car limped along. 3. to progress… …

    Universalium

  • 19 limp — 01. The cat is [limping]; I think it hurt its paw in a fight. 02. The old man had a bad [limp] as a result of a wound received in the war. 03. The battleship [limped] into port after being badly damaged by a torpedo. 04. He was [limping] badly… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 20 limp — limp1 [lımp] adj not firm or strong ▪ a limp handshake ▪ His body suddenly went limp and he fell down on the floor. >limply adv ▪ His arms were hanging limply . >limpness n [U] limp 2 limp2 v …

    Dictionary of contemporary English


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