To limp is defined as to walk with difficulty, often dragging at least one leg due to injury.(verb)
When you walk after you hurt your ankle and cannot put pressure on it, this is an example of a situation where you limp.
The definition of limp is something that has lost stiffness or that is without energy and strength.(adjective)
See limp in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME lympen < OE limpan, to befall, occur (in a specialized sense, to walk lamely), akin to MHG limpfen, to walk with a limp, OHG limfan, to befall, happen < IE *(s)lemb- < base *leb-, to hang down, be limp > slump, MHG lumpe, rag, L labor, limbus
Origin: < base of limp, akin to MHG lampen, to hang limply
See limp in American Heritage Dictionary 4
intransitive verb limped, limp·ing, limps
Origin: Probably from obsolete lymphault, lame
Origin: , from Old English lemphealt
Origin: : lemp-, hanging loosely
Origin: + -healt, lame, limping.
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