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English adjective: limp

1. limp not firm

SamplesWilted lettuce.




2. limp lacking in strength or firmness or resilience

SamplesGave a limp handshake.
A limp gesture as if waving away all desire to know.
A slack grip.



English noun: limp

1. limp (act) the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg

Synonymshitch, hobble

Broader (hypernym)gait

English verb: limp

1. limp (motion) walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury

SamplesThe old woman hobbles down to the store every day.

ExamplesThey limp up the hill

Synonymsgimp, hitch, hobble

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)walk

2. limp (motion) proceed slowly or with difficulty

SamplesThe boat limped into the harbor.

ExamplesThey limp up the hill

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)continue, go forward, proceed

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