Adjective "Limp" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Walk with difficulty, typically because of a damaged or stiff leg or foot.
  1. with adverbial of direction 'he limped off during Saturday's game'
  2. 'She bent down to clutch her leg, limping more heavily upon it as she moved towards the bed, then sat heavily upon it.'
  3. 'It took Ryre five days before he could manage to walk without limping.'
  4. 'He staggered to his feet, limping towards the entrance of the cave, his body searing with pain each time he moved.'
  5. 'Jason finally gets onto one foot and begins to limp with the other one.'
  6. 'Now he's got a large bruise on his foot and is limping pretty badly on it.'
  7. 'I watched as the driver of the car came to his feet, he was limping on his left leg.'
  8. 'Angela quickly recovered from her stumble, and began to limp while walking ahead of him, hoping he wouldn't notice.'
  9. 'The pain can be so severe the patient limps or hobbles around with the affected heel off the ground.'
  10. 'He limped heavily as his co-pilot helped him to walk; it appeared as thought he man's leg was broken.'
  11. 'Meghan climbed to her feet, still limping on her injured leg, and looked around at the crowd of girls.'
  12. 'It was able to limp about a half mile away and crash land.'
  13. 'Sadly it has been damaged and is presently limping into Cascais, Portugal.'
  14. 'All the punishment dished out meant only eight cars could limp out for the demolition derby in which Bill Bylett ground the opposition to a halt.'
  15. 'A damaged Cardassian ship limps into the station carrying a Cardassian reformist and her two pupils.'
  16. 'Its bow was severely damaged, and 23 sailors were hurt too badly to stand watch as the vessel limped back to Guam.'
  17. 'I soon found out how difficult it would be to limp the aircraft home.'


A tendency to limp; a gait impeded by injury or stiffness.
  1. 'He watched her, wordlessly, using a carefully organized gait to hide the limp.'
  2. 'It didn't seem like a very big deal at the time, and in fact I had all but forgotten about it until I woke up this morning with a pronounced limp.'
  3. 'He was also wearing a pair of thin, silver-rimmed glasses and walks with a pronounced limp in his left leg.'
  4. 'The crowd that December night at the Boulder Theater included a man in a wheelchair with two broken ankles, a pair on crutches, and a handful of others with pronounced limps.'
  5. 'He got up from his sitting position and, with a slight limp in his gait, he ran towards the battlefield.'
  6. 'Later, at the Croatia team base further down the mountain, she shuffles up the stairs ahead of me with a pronounced limp.'
  7. 'They have a pitcher whose right leg is an inch shorter than his left leg, giving him a limp in his gait.'
  8. 'Testimony to the battering that his body took from falls are metal pins inserted in both arms, plates and screws holding his legs together, and a pronounced limp.'
  9. 'Eonsas was a big man, in at least his fiftieth turn, still strong but developing a pronounced limp on his left side.'
  10. 'Earlier injuries would be crucial in identifying Uday, who was hit by 17 bullets in an assassination attempt in 1996 that left him with a limp.'


Lacking internal strength or structure; not stiff or firm.
  1. 'the flags hung limp and still'
  2. 'Under his increasingly limp fingers, the antennae stiffened, then pulled back, away from his head.'
  3. 'In a fashion shoot called Doll Drums, the model lies limp and stiff, draped over chairs as if she'd been thrown there by a petulant child.'
  4. 'As soon as he was safe from the sea's cold clutches, Arrigo covered his sister's limp form with his jacket, then collapsed beside her.'
  5. 'He threw Annabelle's limp body over his shoulder with sheer brute strength, and then proceeded into the dark room.'
  6. 'Survivors, alone or in pairs, carried away limp victims covered with blood and sand.'
  7. 'Her head was limp and floppy and she hung like a rag doll.'
  8. 'He wanted her limp body curled around a soft teddy bear now.'
  9. 'I was pretty damn sure I had turned completely white; I felt stiff, limp, and heavy all at once.'
  10. 'A woman in her mid-fifties stood on a ladder organizing books on a top shelf, her stiff, dark hair long since made limp by the humidity.'
  11. 'Pramoto, a man with a soft face and a limp cigarette, lay sprawled on a rickshaw seat.'
  12. 'If your entire body is achy, tired, and limp, you need to replenish your energies.'
  13. 'Foster stared at her hand as if it was a snake, before she reluctantly took it in a limp handshake.'
  14. 'The most common blunders include being late for the interview, dirty finger nails, slouching in the seat and having a wet, limp handshake.'
  15. 'She said in a slurred voice while she went limp in his arms, she energy spent.'
  16. 'Besides, there was food right here, all he had to do was hypnotize her, or hit her with enough psychic energy to make her limp and unconscious.'
  17. 'The girl's brown eyes looked coolly at her, taking Manda's hand in a limp handshake.'
  18. 'She offered a limp handshake, maintaining eye contact with the wall space just above my head.'
  19. 'Too tired to argue, I hung like a limp rag doll to his arm as he half carried me effortlessly through a maze of corridors.'
  20. 'Still feeling sick, he was completely limp without any energy.'


1. to walk with a labored, jerky movement, as when lame.

2. to proceed in a lame, faltering, or labored manner: His writing limps from one cliché to another. The old car limped along.

3. to progress slowly and with great difficulty; make little or no advance: an economy that limps along at a level just above total bankruptcy. noun

4. a lame movement or gait: The accident left him with a slight limp.

More examples(as adjective)

"trees can be limp with thirsts."

"starches can be limp with soakings."

"prices can be limp because of imports."

"arms can be limp in/at/on todays."

"activities can be limp with premiums."

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(limp)Early 18th century: of unknown origin; perhaps related to limp, having the basic sense ‘hanging loose’.