limp
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limp(
lihmp
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (lacking vigor)
a. flojo (handshake)
A limp handshake hardly gives a good first impression.Un apretón de manos flojo no da una buena primera impresión.
b. lacio (hair)
Gone were her curls from the salon; now her hair was limp and wet.Se le habían ido los rizos de la peluquería, y ahora tenía el pelo mojado y lacio.
c. flácido (extremity)
She bumped her funny bone, and her whole arm went limp.Se golpeó el hueso de la risa y se le puso flácido todo el brazo.
d. sin fuerzas (person)
She fainted and fell limp on the floor.Se desmayó y se cayó sin fuerzas al suelo.
2. (culinary)
a. mustio
This escarole has gone limp. We'd better throw it out and buy more.Esta escarola está mustia. Mejor tirarla y comprar más.
3. (not rigid)
a. blando (book)
I decided to buy an inexpensive copy of the book in a limp binding.Decidí comprar un ejemplar económico del libro con tapa blanda.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to hobble)
a. cojear
He was still limping as it had only been two weeks since his surgery.Seguía cojeando porque solo hacía dos semanas de la cirugía.
b. renguear
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
She limped when she walked and leaned on a mahogany cane.Rengueaba al andar y se apoyaba en un bastón de caoba.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (impairment)
a. la cojera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The killer was six-feet tall and had a limp.El asesino medía seis pies y tenía una cojera.
b. la renguera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
She's had a limp ever since the accident.Quedó con renguera desde que tuvo el accidente.
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limp
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (handshake, body)
a. lánguido(a), flojo(a)
2. (lettuce)
a. mustio(a)
to go limprelajarse
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limp [lɪmp]
noun
cojera (f)
to walk with a limp cojear
intransitive verb
cojear; renguear; (LAm)
he limped to the door fue cojeando a la puerta; the ship managed to limp to port el buque llegó con dificultad al puerto
limp [lɪmp]
adjective
limper (comparative)limpest (superlative)
1 [+person, body] sin fuerzas; [+penis] flácido; [+hair] lacio; [+handshake] flojo
a piece of limp lettuce un trozo de lechuga mustia; she fell limp at their feet cayó sin fuerzas a sus pies; his arms hung limp los brazos le colgaban muertos or como si fueran de trapo; his body went limp se le fueron las fuerzas del cuerpo; she went limp in his arms se dejó caer en sus brazos
I felt limp all over Move your shoulders (keeping your arms and hands hanging limp) She waved a limp hand in the direction of the bookcase Her hand felt limp and damp He carried her limp body into the room Camilla was limp in Henry's arms A limp penis looks very unsexual, like a small, newborn animal asleep and rather vulnerable A residue can build up on the hair shaft, leaving the hair limp and dull looking ...his pale, limp hair She was told to reject applicants with limp handshakes
2 (unconvincing) [+excuse] pobre; poco convincente
That is a limp excuse
3 (soft) [+book binding] blando; flexible
...bound in contemporary limp vellum
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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