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Meaning of LIMP

Pronunciation:  limp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
  2. [adj]  not firm; "wilted lettuce"
  3. [adj]  lacking in strength or firmness or resilience; "flaccid muscles"; "took his lax hand in hers"; "gave a limp handshake"; "a limp gesture as if waving away all desire to know" G.K.Chesterton; "a slack grip"
  4. [v]  walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury; "The old woman hobbles down to the store every day."
  5. [v]  proceed slowly or with difficulty; "the boat limped into the harbor"

LIMP is a 4 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: flaccid, hitch, hitch, hobble, hobble, lax, slack, stale, weak, wilted
 See Also: continue, gait, go forward, proceed, walk



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Limp\, n.
    A halt; the act of limping.
  3. \Limp\, n. (Ore Washing)
    A scraper for removing poor ore or refuse from the sieve.
  4. \Limp\, a. [Cf. Icel. limpa limpness, weakness, and E. lap,
    n., lop, v. t. Cf. {Limber}, a.]
    1. Flaccid; flabby, as flesh. --Walton.
    2. Lacking stiffness; flimsy; as, a limp cravat.
Computing Dictionary

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