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Definition of limber verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

limber

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈlɪmbə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪmbər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they limber
BrE BrE//ˈlɪmbə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪmbər//
 
he / she / it limbers
BrE BrE//ˈlɪmbəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪmbərz//
 
past simple limbered
BrE BrE//ˈlɪmbəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪmbərd//
 
past participle limbered
BrE BrE//ˈlɪmbəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪmbərd//
 
-ing form limbering
BrE BrE//ˈlɪmbərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪmbərɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin mid 16th cent. (as an adjective): perhaps from limber in the dialect sense ‘cart shaft’, with reference to the to-and-fro motion. Phrasal Verbslimber up

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