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Definition of limp verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    limp

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//lɪmp//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they limp
     
    he / she / it limps
     
    past simple limped
     
    -ing form limping
     
     
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  1. 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. 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.
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