"limps" in the noun sense
1. hitch, hobble, limp
the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
"limps" in the verb sense
1. limp, gimp, hobble, hitch
walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
"The old woman hobbles down to the store every day"
proceed slowly or with difficulty
"the boat limped into the harbor"
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