Meaning of “limp” in the English Dictionary

"limp" in British English

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uk /lɪmp/ us /lɪmp/


uk /lɪmp/ us /lɪmp/
adverb uk /ˈlɪ us /ˈlɪ

She lay limply in his arms.
noun [ U ] uk /ˈlɪmp.nəs/ us /ˈlɪmp.nəs/

limpnoun [ S ]

uk /lɪmp/ us /lɪmp/

(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 irregular step, esp. because your foot 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)