Pronunciation Verb

limp (limps, present participle limping; past and past participle limped)

  1. (intransitive) To walk lamely, as if favouring one leg.
  2. (intransitive, figurative, of a vehicle) To travel with a malfunctioning system of propulsion.
    The bomber limped home on one engine.
  3. (intransitive, figurative) To move or proceed irregularly.
    limping verses
  4. (poker slang, intransitive) To call.
Translations Noun

limp (plural limps)

  1. An irregular, jerky or awkward gait.
    She walks with a limp.
  2. A scraper for removing poor ore or refuse from the sieve.
Translations Adjective

limp (comparative limper, superlative limpest)

  1. flaccid; flabby, like flesh.
  2. lacking stiffness; flimsy
    a limp rope
  3. (of a penis) not erect
  4. (of a man) not having an erect penis
  5. physically weak
    • 2011, Tom Fordyce, Rugby World Cup 2011: England 12-19 France
      Another line-out was stolen, and when the ball was sent left Clerc stepped and spun through limp challenges from Wilkinson, Chris Ashton and Foden to dive over and make it 11-0.
Translations Translations Verb

limp (limps, present participle limping; past and past participle limped)

  1. (intransitive) To be inadequate or unsatisfactory.

limp (plural limps)

  1. 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.

limp (limps, present participle limping; past lamp, past participle lump)

  1. (obsolete, intransitive) To happen; befall; chance.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To come upon; meet.

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