Origin of limp1
OTHER WORDS FROM limplimper, nounlimp·ing·ly, adverb
Other definitions for limp (2 of 2)
Origin of limp2
OTHER WORDS FROM limplimply, adverblimpness, noun
How to use limp in a sentence
The action was so feverish that fans were left limp when the last buzzer sounded.Tom Heinsohn, mainstay of Boston Celtics dynasty as player, coach, dies at 86|Matt Schudel|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
He limped to the Steelers’ locker room just before halftime and was replaced by backup Mason Rudolph.Ben Roethlisberger among four Steelers players quarantined as coronavirus contacts|Mark Maske|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger limped to the locker room with an injured left knee a little more than a minute before halftime.Steelers stay unbeaten, Chargers drop another heartbreaker in NFL Week 9|Cindy Boren, Mark Maske, Des Bieler|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
The company’s revenues in the third quarter limped forward at just 3%, and its earnings narrowly missed analysts’ consensus forecasts.AstraZeneca’s stock is soaring on COVID, but the pandemic has dented its growth|Jeremy Kahn|November 6, 2020|Fortune
He wasn’t walking into the interview room with a pronounced limp and he could more easily hear the interviewer by upping the volume on his computer.
His face was partially obscured by a bandana and a baseball cap, from beneath which his long ponytail hung limply.
Above him the flags hung limply, some of the older ones in nets to hold them together.The Real Monuments Men: The Coronation Chamber of Hitler|Robert Edsel|February 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many of those left behind lay sprawled motionless on blankets or slumped limply in their folding chairs.Black American Leadership Alliance D.C. Anti-Immigration Rally Wilts|Michelle Cottle|July 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He bunches himself up tightly, one leg entwined over the other, with the crossed leg dangling, limply, languorously.
In a small ramekin, a slice of black sea bass, an oyster and a few herbs limply floated in a salty broth.
Regarded her blindly for a moment, and then, dropped limply back from where he had risen, dead.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
Left alone in the anteroom, mademoiselle crossed to the window and dropped limply into a chair.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Mandleco lifted his heavy hands and then, as if conscious of them, let them fall limply across the desk.We're Friends, Now|Henry Hasse
I reached out my hand to learn the truth, and touched a cold hand hanging limply over the threshold.A Virginia Scout|Hugh Pendexter
In the candle-light, palely golden and swaying, Eric saw Suzanne slumped limply in John's arms.The Medici Boots|Pearl Norton Swet