Definition of Limp

1. Noun. The uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg.

Exact synonyms: Hitch, Hobble
Generic synonyms: Gait
Derivative terms: Hitch, Hobble

2. Verb. Walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury. "They limp up the hill"; "The old woman hobbles down to the store every day"
Exact synonyms: Gimp, Hitch, Hobble
Generic synonyms: Walk
Derivative terms: Gimp, Hitch, Hobble, Hobbler, Limper

3. Adjective. Not firm. "Wilted lettuce"
Exact synonyms: Wilted
Similar to: Stale

4. Verb. Proceed slowly or with difficulty. "They limp up the hill"; "The boat limped into the harbor"
Generic synonyms: Continue, Go Forward, Proceed

5. Adjective. Lacking in strength or firmness or resilience. "A slack grip"
Similar to: Lax
Derivative terms: Limpness

Definition of Limp

1. v. i. To halt; to walk lamely. Also used figuratively.

2. n. A halt; the act of limping.

3. n. A scraper for removing poor ore or refuse from the sieve.

4. a. Flaccid; flabby, as flesh.

Definition of Limp

1. Verb. (intransitive) To happen; befall; chance. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To come upon; meet. ¹

3. Adjective. flaccid; flabby, as flesh. ¹

4. Adjective. lacking stiffness; flimsy; as, a limp cravat. ¹

5. Adjective. (context: of a penis) not erect ¹

6. Adjective. (context: of a man) not having an erect penis ¹

7. Adjective. physically weak ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To be inadequate or unsatisfactory. ¹

9. Noun. A scraper of board or sheet-iron shaped like half the head of a small cask, used for scraping the ore off the sieve in the operation of hand-jigging. ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive) To walk lamely, as if favouring one leg. ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive figuratively of a vehicle) To travel with a malfunctioning system of propulsion ¹

12. Verb. (context: poker slang intransitive) To call. ¹

13. Noun. An irregular, jerky or awkward gait ¹

14. Noun. A scraper for removing poor ore or refuse from the sieve ¹

15. Noun. A code-word among Jacobites, standing for '''L'''ouis XIV, '''J'''ames II, Queen '''M'''ary of Modena and the '''P'''rince of Wales.Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, Millennium Edition, art. "Limp" ¹

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Definition of Limp

1. lacking rigidity [adj LIMPER, LIMPEST] / to walk lamely [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Limp

1. A lame walk with a yielding step; asymmetrical gait. See: claudication. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Limp

limousine liberal
limp in
limp reraise
limp reraised
limp reraises
limp reraising

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