HyperDic: limp

English > 5 senses of the word limp:
VERBmotionlimp, gimp, hobble, hitchwalk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
motionlimpproceed slowly or with difficulty
ADJECTIVEalllimp, wiltedwithout energy or will
alllimplacking in strength or firmness or resilience
NOUNactlimp, hitch, hobblethe uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
limp > pronunciation
Soundslih'mp
Rhymesblimp / Blimp ... wimp / WIMP: 11 rhymes with ihmp...
English > limp: 5 senses > adjective 1
MeaningWithout energy or will.
Examples
  • "gave a limp handshake"
  • "a limp gesture as if waving away all desire to know" G.K.Chesterton
Synonymwilted
BroaderweakWanting in physical strength
Spanishflojo, marchito
English > limp: 5 senses > adjective 2
MeaningLacking in strength or firmness or resilience.
Examples
  • "gave a limp handshake"
  • "a limp gesture as if waving away all desire to know"G.K.Chesterton
BroaderlaxLacking in strength or firmness or resilience
Spanishfláccido, flojo
Nounslimpnessa flabby softness
English > limp: 5 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg.
Synonymshitch, hobble
BroadergaitA person's manner of walking
Spanishcojera
Catalancoixesa
Verbslimpwalk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
limpproceed slowly or with difficulty
English > limp: 5 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningwalk impeded by some physical limitation or injury.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThey limp up the hill
Synonymsgimp, hobble, hitch
BroaderwalkUse one's feet to advance
Spanishcojear, renguear, renquear
Catalancoixejar, ranquejar
Nounslimpthe uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
limpersomeone who has a limp and walks with a hobbling gait
English > limp: 5 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningproceed slowly or with difficulty.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThey limp up the hill
Example"the boat limped into the harbor"
Broaderproceed, go forward, continueMove ahead
Spanishcojear
Nounslimpthe uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg

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