limp1 / limp/ • v. [intr.] walk with difficulty, typically because of a damaged or stiff leg or foot: he limped off during Saturday's game. ∎ (of a damaged ship, aircraft, or vehicle) proceed with difficulty: the badly damaged aircraft limped back to Sicily.• n. a tendency to limp; a gait impeded by injury or stiffness: he walked with a limp.limp2 • adj. lacking internal strength or structure; not stiff or firm: she let her whole body go limp the flags hung limp and still. ∎ having or denoting a book cover that is not stiffened with board. ∎ without energy or will: he was feeling too limp to argue a limp handshake.DERIVATIVES: limp·ly adv.limp·ness n.