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 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.
/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
v.

1560s, of unknown origin, perhaps related to Middle English lympen “to fall short” (c.1400), which is probably from Old English lemphealt “halting, lame, limping,” which has a lone cognate in the rare Middle High German limphin, and perhaps is from a PIE root meaning “slack, loose, to hang down” (cf. Sanskrit lambate “hangs down,” Middle High German lampen “to hang down”). Related: Limped; limping. As a noun, 1818, from the verb.
adj.

1706, “flaccid, drooping,” of obscure origin, perhaps related to limp (v.).

limp (lĭmp)
n.
An irregular, jerky, or awkward gait; a claudication. v. limped, limp·ing, limps
To walk lamely, especially with irregularity, as if favoring one leg.

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