to make oneself limber (usually followed by up): to limber up before the game.
to make (something) limber (usually followed by up): She tried to limber up her wits before the exam.
- lim·ber·ly, adverb
- lim·ber·ness, noun
Other definitions for limber (2 of 3)
a two-wheeled vehicle, originally pulled by four or six horses, behind which is towed a field gun or caisson.
to attach the limber to (a gun) in preparation for moving away (sometimes followed by up).
to attach a limber to a gun (usually followed by up).
Other definitions for limber (3 of 3)
Usually limbers. Nautical. a passage or gutter in which seepage collects to be pumped away, located on each side of a central keelson; bilge.
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How to use limber in a sentence
The role eventually went to the limber Brit Andrew Garfield.Josh Hutcherson on the J. Law Hacking Scandal and Life After 'The Hunger Games' | Marlow Stern | September 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The way to fight being brittle—to keep the disease at bay—is to work at being limber.
Then, a long and limber girl with wide eyes and an uncanny resemblance to Rihanna grabs my hand and startles me by speaking.
A few reps of dynamic moves like toy soldiers and step-ups will get you warm and limber.
Watch the brave and limber artist go Cirque-du-Soleil style and dance with some provocative figures.Michelle Obama pumps up the crowd, Karl Rove rides a Segway, and More Viral Videos | The Daily Beast Video | September 8, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
At present she is throwing her whole weight upon my wrist, which I hope will get limber under it!Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
He's getting a little stiff in the joints of his good nature, but a good dose of flattery'll limber him up considerable.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
"I am Davy to you folks," said the little man as he stamped around to limber up from the long confinement.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
Ammunition wagons were going up, and the artillerymen were filling their limber chests.The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
Here's my daughter run away to be married with the coolest, freshest, limber-tongued young codfish that ever escaped salting.The Belted Seas | Arthur Colton
British Dictionary definitions for limber (1 of 3)
capable of being easily bent or flexed; pliant
able to move or bend freely; agile
- limberly, adverb
- limberness, noun
British Dictionary definitions for limber (2 of 3)
part of a gun carriage, often containing ammunition, consisting of an axle, pole, and two wheels, that is attached to the rear of an item of equipment, esp field artillery
(usually foll by up) to attach the limber (to a gun, etc)
British Dictionary definitions for limber (3 of 3)
(often plural) nautical (in the bilge of a vessel) a fore-and-aft channel through a series of holes in the frames (limber holes) where water collects and can be pumped out
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