Limp appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):
- "Trap mildew or char one menorah!" crowed limp Art.
- I may argue I limp, mad as a damp milieu: gray am I.
- Now I see penury, can its bowed limp mildew obstinacy run epees I won?
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- Definition of the noun limp
- Definition of the verb limp
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Definition of the adjective limp
What does limp mean as an attribute of a noun?
Limp is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.
adjective - degrees: limper | limpest
- without energy or will
- lacking or having lost rigidity
- examples: limp lettuce | he felt his body go limp
- similar: lax
Alternative definition of the adjective limp
- flaccid; flabby, as flesh.
- lacking stiffness; flimsy; as, a limp cravat.
Definition of the noun limp
What does limp mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: limps
- the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
Alternative definition of the noun limp
- An irregular, jerky or awkward gait
- A scraper for removing poor ore or refuse from the sieve
- A code-word among Jacobites, standing for 'L'ouis XIV, 'J'ames II, Queen 'M'ary of Modena and the 'P'rince of Wales.
Definition of the verb limp
What does limp mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: limped | limping | limps
- walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
- example: They limp up the hill
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula there [Verb] [Theme, indefinite] [Path Preposition] [Location] There jumped a little white rabbit out of the box there [Verb] [Path Preposition] [Location, concrete] [Theme, indefinite] There jumped out of the box a little white rabbit [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] He skated Penny | Tom jumped the horse [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Adjective] Bill rolled the drawer open | He rode her seasick | He skated Penny exhausted | Tom walked the dog exhausted [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] to / into [Oblique, state] Bill rolled the drawer to an open position | He rode her to sickness | He skated Penny to exhaustion | Tom walked the dog to exhaustion [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Spatial Preposition] [Location] Tom jumped the horse over the fence [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] The horse jumped [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Location, concrete] The horse jumped the stream [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Oblique 1] to / into [Oblique 2, state] Claire skated her skates blades to shreds | She waltzed herself to sickness | We walked ourselves into a state of exhaustion [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Oblique 1] [Path Preposition] [Oblique 2] Tom ran the soles off his shoes [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Spatial Preposition] [Location] The horse jumped over the fence [Path Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme] Out of the box jumped a little white rabbit
Verbs of Motion (with the same syntax): amble, backpack, bolt, bounce, bound, bowl, canter, carom, cavort, charge, clamber, climb, clump, coast, crawl, creep, dart, dash, dodder, drift, file, flit, float, fly, frolic, gallop, gambol, glide, goose step, hasten, hike, hobble, hop, hurry, hurtle, inch, jog, journey, jump, leap, lollop, lope, lumber, lurch, march, meander, mince, mosey, nip, pad, parade, perambulate, plod, prance, promenade, prowl, race, ramble, roam, roll, romp, rove, run, rush, sashay, saunter, scamper, scoot, scram, scramble, scud, scurry, scuttle, shamble, shuffle, sidle, skedaddle, skip, skitter, skulk, sleepwalk, slide, slink, slither, slog, slouch, sneak, somersault, speed, stagger, step, stomp, stray, streak, stride, stroll, strut, stumble, stump, swagger, sweep, swerve, swim, tack, tear, tiptoe, toddle, toil, totter, tour, traipse, tramp, travel, trek, troop, trot, trudge, trundle, vault, waddle, wade, walk, wander, weave, whiz, zigzag, zoom.
- lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
- synonyms of limp: gimp / hitch / hobble
- more generic word: walk = use one's feet to advance
- proceed slowly or with difficulty
Alternative definition of the verb limp
- [intransitive] To walk lamely, as if favouring one leg.
- [intransitive, figuratively, of a vehicle] To travel with a malfunctioning system of propulsion
- [context: poker slang, intransitive] To call.
Specialised definition of the verb limp
Glossary of sports
to walk with an uneven step because of an injury or disability; a way of walking or running that involves a degree of motion impairment, usually as a result of injury (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)
- Limp was an American pop punk band formed in 1994, with strong influences in both rock and ska, hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area. Limp released three studio albums on Honest Don's, a subsidiary label of Fat Wreck Chords, as well as an EP released on Fueled by Ramen, before their 2002 breakup.
- Limp is a musical group.
- "Limp" is the 2000 single by Fiona Apple.
- released in (15 years ago)
- "Limp" is a musical album of Limp.
- released on (12 years ago)
- "Limp" is a composition.
- music and lyrics by Fiona Apple
- "Limp" is a musical EP of Limp.
- released in (19 years ago)
- "Limp" is a musical single of Sumo Cyco.
- released on
"Limp" is a 1999 romantic comedy film directed by Duane Lavold.
- countries: Canada, United States of America
- language: English Language
- set decoration by James Willcock
- genres: Romance Film, Comedy
- released in (16 years ago)
- Limp a.k.a. Parma Airport is located 1.3 NM northwest of Parma, a city in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. The airport was opened on 5 May 1991. It is also known as Giuseppe Verdi Airport or Parma "Giuseppe Verdi" Airport, named after Giuseppe Verdi.
- also known as 帕尔马机场
- part of Italy
- Limp a.k.a. Limp, Kentucky: Limp is an unincorporated community in Hardin County, Kentucky, United States.
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- Limp: A limp is a type of asymmetric abnormality of the gait. Limping may be caused by pain, weakness, neuromuscular imbalance, or a skeletal deformity. The most common underlying cause of a painful limp is physical trauma; however, in the absence of trauma, other serious causes, such as septic arthritis or slipped capital femoral epiphysis, may be present. The diagnostic approach involves ruling out potentially serious causes via the use of X-rays, blood tests, and sometimes joint aspiration. Initial treatment involves pain management. A limp is the presenting problem in about 4% of children who visit hospital emergency departments.
- also known as Deambulazione difficoltosa, Kreupelheid
- LIMP is a website.
- also known as ), Giuseppe, Airport Code LIMP, LIMP Airport Code, Parma Airport (Aeroporto di Parma , Verdi
Phrases with Limp
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Limp
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The Dictionary of Medical and Surgical Knowledge ... By the Editor of the “Dictionary of Useful Knowledge” &c. [i.e. Robert Kemp Philp.] (1864)
cloth, limp, SIXI'ENCE. The Same Work, With the Hymns only. 481110., cloth, limp, THREEPENCE. Smith (Samuel), Bible Psalmody. Selections from Scripture set to Music for Congregational or Private Use. Organ, Soprano, Alto ...
by Mary Brodrick
limp cloth, 6s. Lvcreti Cari de Rervm Natvra. By C. Bailey. Crown 8vo, paper covers, 2s. 6d. ; limp cloth, 3s. Cornelii Taciti Opera Minora. By H. Furneaux. Crown 8vo, paper covers, Is. 6d. ; limp cloth, 2s. Aeschyli ...
by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor
UK, 1982 limp verb in poker, to reserve...
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Usage statistics about limp
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun limp:
Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb limp:
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Hammy wasn't particularly pleased with his new clothes.
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Frank is like a limp rag-doll when he sleeps -he kind of flows over the pillows and blankets.
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- Label Mates (Sat 14th): Royal Limp
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Video shows what limp means. To happen; befall; chance.. To come upon; meet.. limp pronunciation. How to pronounce, definition by Wiktionary dictionary. limp ...
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Scrabble value of L1I1M3P3
The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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