1 lacking in strength or firmness or resilience; "flaccid muscles"; "took his lax hand in hers"; "gave a limp handshake"; "a limp gesture as if waving away all desire to know" G.K.Chesterton; "a slack grip" [syn: flaccid, lax, slack]
2 not firm; "wilted lettuce" [syn: wilted] n : the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg [syn: hitch, hobble]
1 walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury; "The old woman hobbles down to the store every day" [syn: hobble, hitch]
2 proceed slowly or with difficulty; "the boat limped into the harbor"
- Rhymes: -ɪmp
A scraper for removing poor ore or refuse from the sieve
- Finnish: veltto
A limp is a type of asymmetric abnormality of the gait. Limping may be caused by unequal leg lengths (short leg limp), experiencing pain when walking (antalgic limp, or trendelenburg gait), muscle weakness, disorders of proprioception, or stiffness of joints (in arthritis, for example).
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