From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlimplimp1 /lɪmp/ adjective SOFTnot firm or strong a limp handshake His body suddenly went limp and he fell down on the floor. —limply adverb His arms were hanging limply. —limpness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpuslimp• This will go some way towards relieving the anxiety of those who felt that the fine and reprimands were far too limp.• There sat Hercules laughing, in each hand a long limp body.• Three gold-bladed fans in the ceiling stirred limp currents into the air.• The green beans were limp from overcooking.• I felt limp, like a puppet whose strings had been cut.• Others suddenly developed a nosebleed and became limp, pale and lethargic.• It was like a captain blowing against his own limp sails.• The starch in her collar had gone limp with the soaking.went limp• Her muscles involuntarily clenched, then went limp.• His tongue came out and he went limp.• Piper squirmed between them for a moment, fighting to get free, then went limp.• Quickly Robert inserted the needle into the thigh muscle, and in about a minute, the small body went limp.• Heat flooded down to her toes, her hands went limp and she completely forgot where she was.• Helpless, he toppled forward into blackness: his hand went limp and the knife clattered down on to the foot-rest.• When Hilda finally went limp, Omite put her arms around her.• I went limp when they carried me to the wagon.limplimp2 verb [intransitive] 1 WALKto walk slowly and with difficulty because one leg is hurt or injured Moreno limped off the field with a foot injury.► see thesaurus at walk2 DAMAGE[always + adverb/preposition] if a ship or aircraft limps somewhere, it goes there slowly, because it has been damagedlimp into The damaged liner limped into New York. → limp along→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpuslimp• I noticed that one of the horses was limping, and called for the vet.• Fiver and Pipkin, limping behind the others, and conspicuously under-sized and tired, were being attacked by the crow.• Bladder clenched, Thérèse limped down the drive behind her silent father.• When he returned, he was limping from the beating he had received during the interrogation.• Although its voluntary recruits diminished, the order had managed to limp on for nearly two centuries under Ixmarity's watchful eye.• She limped painfully over to a chair and sat down.• The hours until lunchtime limped past.• As soon as he limped through the doorway she called to the owner to make more coffee.limplimp3 noun [countable] WALKthe way someone walks when they are limping Young walked with a slight limp.
Examples from the Corpuslimp• Once they pushed him off a cliff, breaking his leg, and he walks with a limp to this day.• Young had a slight limp.• Josie walked with a slight limp.• Miguel stared at the slick street as Spider slinked off with that streetwise limp.• Able to move around with limp.a slight limp• I noticed he had a slight limp.• She noticed for the first time that he had a slight limp.• His mind concentrated itself on Tolby's footsteps which were slightly uneven, as if the solicitor had a slight limp.• Noonan walked with a slight limp.• The only sign of his accident is that he walks with a slight limp.