Limp



[limp] /lɪmp/

verb (used without object)
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 slowly and with great difficulty; make little or no advance:
an economy that limps along at a level just above total bankruptcy.
noun
4.
a lame movement or gait:
The accident left him with a slight limp.
[limp] /lɪmp/
adjective, limper, limpest.
1.
lacking stiffness or firmness, as of substance, fiber, structure, or bodily frame:
a limp body.
2.
lacking vitality; weary; tired; fatigued:
Limp with exhaustion, she dropped into the nearest chair.
3.
without firmness, force, energy, etc., as of character:
limp, spiritless prose.
4.
flexible; not stiff or rigid:
a Bible in a limp leather binding.
/lɪmp/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to walk with an uneven step, esp with a weak or injured leg
2.
to advance in a labouring or faltering manner
noun
3.
an uneven walk or progress
/lɪmp/
adjective
1.
not firm or stiff
2.
not energetic or vital
3.
(of the binding of a book) not stiffened with boards

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  • Limped

    [limp] /lɪmp/ verb (used without object) 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 slowly and with great difficulty; make little or no advance: an economy […]

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