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limp


limp  (lmp)
intr.v. limped, limp·ing, limps
1. To walk lamely, especially with irregularity, as if favoring one leg.
2. To move or proceed haltingly or unsteadily: The project limped along with half its previous funding.
n.
An irregular, jerky, or awkward gait.
adj. limp·er, limp·est
1. Lacking or having lost rigidity, as of structure or substance.
2. Lacking strength or firmness; weak or spiritless; a limp handshake; limp opposition.

[Probably from obsolete lymphault, lame, from Old English lemphealt : lemp-, hanging loosely + -healt, lame, limping.]

limply adv.
limpness n.
Synonyms: limp, flabby, flaccid, floppy
These adjectives mean lacking in stiffness or firmness: a limp shirt collar; flabby, wrinkled flesh; flaccid cheeks; a floppy hat brim.
Antonym: firm1


limp  /lmp/  adj. -er, -est lacking firmness or stiffness: The flowers are limp from lack of water.
n. an uneven walk as from an injury to the leg or foot: After the truck ran over his foot, he walked with a limp.
v. [I] 1 to walk with a limp, (syn.) to hobble: He limped after his skiing accident. 2 phrasal v. to limp along: to progress slowly and weakly: The project is in bad shape and just limps along from day to day. limp

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