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limp

verb [I]  us   /lɪmp/

limp verb [I] (WALK)

to walk with an irregular step, esp. because your foot or leg is hurt: Jackson limped off the field after injuring his ankle.
limp
noun [U]  us   /lɪmp/
He walks with a slight limp.

limp

adjective [-er/-est only]  us   /lɪmp/

limp adjective [-er/-est only] (NOT FIRM)

not firm or stiff: The lettuce in this salad is completely limp.
Translations of “limp”
in Arabic رَخو…
in Korean 기운 없는…
in Malaysian layu…
in French mou, faible…
in Turkish zayıf, takatsiz, güçsüz…
in Italian floscio, flaccido…
in Chinese (Traditional) 人/動物, 瘸著腳走,跛行…
in Russian вялый, поникший…
in Polish wiotki, bezwładny…
in Vietnamese mềm, ủ rũ…
in Spanish flojo, flácido, mustio…
in Portuguese frouxo, murcho…
in Thai ปวกเปียก…
in German schlaff…
in Catalan fluix, flàccid…
in Japanese 弱弱しい…
in Indonesian lemas…
in Chinese (Simplified) 人/动物, (因为腿脚受伤或疼痛)艰难缓慢地行走…
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