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English definition of “limp”

limp

verb [I]  /lɪmp/ us  

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]  /lɪmp/ us  
He walks with a slight limp.

limp

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

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

not firm or stiff: The lettuce in this salad is completely limp.
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