- 1[intransitive] to walk slowly or with difficulty because one leg is injured She had twisted her ankle and was limping. + adv./prep. Matt limped painfully off the field.
- 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. to move slowly or with difficulty after being damaged The plane limped back to the airport. (figurative) The government was limping along after the scandal.
NAmE//lɪmp//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they limp
he / she / it limps
past simple limped
-ing form limping