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limps

verb
present tense third-person singular of limp

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1 to walk while favoring one leg
  • she limped all day after stubbing her toe on the lawn sprinkler

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2 to proceed or act clumsily or ineffectually
  • the damaged boat limped back into port

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3 to move slowly
  • we'll have to stop limping if we are ever going to make our destination in time

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“Limps.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/limps. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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