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limber

lim·ber

limber

 
pronunciation:
lIm br
parts of speech:
adjective, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: bending or flexing easily; pliant.
a limber rod
synonyms:
flexible, pliable, pliant, supple
antonyms:
stiff
similar words:
bendable, ductile, elastic, lissome, lithe, plastic, resilient
definition 2: having flexible joints and muscles; supple.
a young, limber body
synonyms:
lissome, supple
antonyms:
stiff
similar words:
double-jointed, flexible, lithe, resilient
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: limbered, limbering, limbers
definition: to cause the body, joints, or muscles to bend or stretch easily, as by exercises (usu. fol. by up).
Dancers limber up before dancing.
synonyms:
loosen, warm up
similar words:
exercise, relax, stretch
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause (something) to bend, stretch, or work easily and loosely (usu. fol. by up).
She limbered up her muscles before jogging.
synonyms:
relax
similar words:
exercise, loosen, slacken, stretch, supple
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derivations: limberly (adv.), limberness (n.)