In the last 24 hours, two boats bypassed Lampedusa and limped into the port of Catania on the Sicilian island.
Even Rep. Michele Bachmann, usually a prolific fundraiser, limped across last year's finish line with about $12 million.
When the speech ended, with “I am proud to present . . . ” Furry, carrying his battered Epiphone guitar, limped onto the stage.
Mitt, who garnered 29 percent in Missouri in 2008, limped in with 25 percent—less than half the votes Santorum earned.
And for the first time in his career, as he limped in and out of the French Open quarterfinal, he looked his age.
She limped over to the divan upon which Cornelius Allendyce sat.
He limped up the hill to her, and sat down on the top step of the porch.
He knew that in damp weather Batty limped and confessed that his leg pained him a bit, from an old hurt he 'd had in the East.
He limped a little, for Von Holzen had in the struggle kicked him on the ankle.
Without another word, the unfortunate heir of so much wealth turned and limped into the hall with surprising rapidity.
1560s, of unknown origin, perhaps related to Middle English lympen "to fall short" (c.1400), which is probably from Old English lemphealt "halting, lame, limping," which has a lone cognate in the rare Middle High German limphin, and perhaps is from a PIE root meaning "slack, loose, to hang down" (cf. Sanskrit lambate "hangs down," Middle High German lampen "to hang down"). Related: Limped; limping. As a noun, 1818, from the verb.
1706, "flaccid, drooping," of obscure origin, perhaps related to limp (v.).
An irregular, jerky, or awkward gait; a claudication. v. limped, limp·ing, limps
To walk lamely, especially with irregularity, as if favoring one leg.