limp Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “limp” in the English Dictionary

"limp" in British English

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uk   us   /lɪmp/

limp verb (PERSON/ANIMAL)

[I] to ​walkslowly and with ​difficulty because of having an ​injured or ​painfulleg or ​foot: Three ​minutes into the ​game, Jackson limped off the ​pitch with a ​seriousankleinjury.

limp verb (PROCESS/THING)

[I + adv/prep] informal to ​move or ​developslowly 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.


uk   us   /lɪmp/
soft and neither ​firmnorstiff: a limp ​lettuceleaf/​salad a limp handshake
adverb uk   us   /-li/
She ​lay limply in his ​arms.
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/

limpnoun [S]

uk   us   /lɪmp/
a way of ​walkingslowly and with ​difficulty because of having an ​injured or ​painfulleg or ​foot: She has a ​slight limp. He walks with a limp.
(Definition of limp from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"limp" in American English

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limpverb [I]

 us   /lɪmp/

limp verb [I] (WALK)

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

limpadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /lɪmp/

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

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