hitch, hobble, limp(adj)
the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
lacking in strength or firmness or resilience
"gave a limp handshake"; "a limp gesture as if waving away all desire to know" G.K.Chesterton; "a slack grip"
limp, gimp, hobble, hitch(verb)
walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
"The old woman hobbles down to the store every day"
proceed slowly or with difficulty
"the boat limped into the harbor"
to halt; to walk lamely. Also used figuratively
a halt; the act of limping
a scraper for removing poor ore or refuse from the sieve
flaccid; flabby, as flesh
lacking stiffness; flimsy; as, a limp cravat
Origin: [Cf. Icel. limpa limpness, weakness, and E. lap, n., lop, v. t. Cf. Limber, a.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
limp, adj. wanting stiffness, flexible: weak, flaccid. [According to Skeat, a nasalised form of lip, a weakened form of lap, as seen in Eng. lap, a flap; cf. prov. Ger. lampen, to hang loosely down.]
limp, v.i. to halt: to walk lamely—fig. as 'limping verses.'—n. act of limping: a halt.—p.adj. Limp′ing, having the imperfect movement of one who limps.—adv. Limp′ingly. [Prob. conn. with preceding. There is an A.S. adj. lemp-healt, halting.]
The numerical value of LiMP in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of LiMP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
That was really painful to watch her limp around.
Better limp all the way to heaven than not get there at all.
We held hands and shortly after that her hand went limp in mine, and she never spoke again.
There’s no clear driver that I can see that is going to ignite growth in the real economy. We continue to limp along.
You have to earn your way off the Tour, and you have to blast your way out, no one wants to limp their way off. (Pete) Sampras had the perfect send-off.
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Translations for LiMP
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- flàccida, flàccid, coixesa, coixejarCatalan, Valencian
- Hinken, humpeln, lahmen, GehbehinderungGerman
- cojera, flácido, cojearSpanish
- veltto, ontua, nilkutus, hervoton, ontuminen, nilkuttaaFinnish
- boité, boitiller, boitement, boiter, mou, boiterie, claudiquerFrench
- sántikál, bicegHungarian
- toti, totitotiMāori
- haltende gange, hinke, spinkel, slapp, pløsete, halte, løsNorwegian
- utykać, utykaniePolish
- flácido, capenga, mancarPortuguese
- хромать, хромотаRussian
- ше̏пати, hramanje, мло̏хав, hramati, ћопање, ћопати, шепање, mlȍhav, šȅpati, храмање, храмати, ćopanje, šepanje, ćopatiSerbo-Croatian
- lemülön, boatagolönVolapük
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