limp


limp
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noun
ADJECTIVE
noticeable, pronounced
slight
VERB + LIMP
have, walk with
give sb, leave sb with

The accident had left him with a slight limp.

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verb
ADVERB
badly

He had hurt his leg and was limping badly.

a little, slightly, etc.
along, away, back, off, out

He limped away from his car.

slowly

She limped slowly to the door.

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adj.
VERBS
be, fall, feel, hang, lie, look

His arm hung limp at his side.

Her hair looked limp and lifeless.

become, go, grow

Her body suddenly went limp.

ADVERB
very
completely
rather
Limp is used with these nouns: ↑body, ↑finger, ↑hand, ↑handshake, ↑lettuce, ↑wrist

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • limp — limp1 [limp] vi. [ME lympen < OE limpan, to befall, occur (in a specialized sense, to walk lamely), akin to MHG limpfen, to walk with a limp, OHG limfan, to befall, happen < IE * (s)lemb < base * leb , to hang down, be limp > SLUMP,… …   English World dictionary

  • Limp — (l[i^]mp), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Limped} (l[i^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {Limping}.] [Cf. AS. lemphealt lame, OHG. limphen to limp, be weak; perh. akin to E. lame, or to limp, a [root]120.] To halt; to walk lamely. Also used figuratively. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Limp — Limp, a. [Cf. Icel. limpa limpness, weakness, and E. lap, n., lop, v. t. Cf. {Limber}, a.] 1. Flaccid; flabby, as flesh. Walton. [1913 Webster] 2. Lacking stiffness; flimsy; as, a limp cravat. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • limp — Ⅰ. limp [1] ► VERB 1) walk with difficulty because of an injured leg or foot. 2) (of a damaged ship or aircraft) proceed with difficulty. ► NOUN ▪ a limping gait. ORIGIN related to obsolete limphalt «lame». Ⅱ …   English terms dictionary

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