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limp

verb uk   /lɪmp/ us  

limp verb (PERSON/ANIMAL)

[I] to walk slowly and with difficulty because of having an injured or painful leg or foot: Three minutes into the game, Jackson limped off the pitch with a serious ankle injury.

limp verb (PROCESS/THING)

[I + adv/prep] informal to move or develop slowly and with difficulty: The little boat limped slowly towards the shore. After limping along for almost two years, the economy is starting to show signs of recovery.

limp

adjective uk   /lɪmp/ us  
soft and neither firm nor stiff: a limp lettuce leaf/salad a limp handshake
limply
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
She lay limply in his arms.
limpness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  

limp

noun [S] uk   /lɪmp/ us  
a way of walking slowly and with difficulty because of having an injured or painful leg or foot: She has a slight limp. He walks with a limp.
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