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LIMP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does limp mean? 

LIMP (noun)
  The noun LIMP has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: LIMP used as a noun is very rare.


LIMP (adjective)
  The adjective LIMP has 2 senses:

1. lacking in strength or firmness or resilience
2. not firm

  Familiarity information: LIMP used as an adjective is rare.


LIMP (verb)
  The verb LIMP has 2 senses:

1. walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
2. proceed slowly or with difficulty

  Familiarity information: LIMP used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LIMP (noun)


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Meaning:

The uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

limp; hobble; hitch

Hypernyms ("limp" is a kind of...):

gait (a person's manner of walking)


LIMP (adjective)


Sense 1limp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking in strength or firmness or resilience

Synonyms:

flaccid; limp; slack; lax

Context examples:

flaccid muscles / took his lax hand in hers / gave a limp handshake / a limp gesture as if waving away all desire to know / a slack grip

Similar:

weak (having little physical or spiritual strength)


Sense 2limp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not firm

Synonyms:

wilted; limp

Context example:

wilted lettuce

Similar:

stale (showing deterioration from age)


LIMP (verb)


Sense 1limp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

gimp; hobble; limp; hitch

Context example:

The old woman hobbles down to the store every day

Hypernyms (to "limp" is one way to...):

walk (use one's feet to advance; advance by steps)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

They limp up the hill


Sense 2limp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Proceed slowly or with difficulty

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

the boat limped into the harbor

Hypernyms (to "limp" is one way to...):

continue; go forward; proceed (move ahead; travel onward in time or space)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

They limp up the hill


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