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From Middle English belimpen, from Old English belimpan ‎(to concern, regard, belong to, conduce to, happen, befall, become, befit), equivalent to be- +‎ limp ‎(to happen).


belimp ‎(third-person singular simple present belimps, present participle belimping, simple past belamp or belimped, past participle belump or belimped)

  1. (intransitive) To happen; occur; befall.
  2. (intransitive) To pertain; belong or belong to; befit.
    • 2010, Susan Squires, A Twist in Time:
      He heaved a breath and sat back down. She could see he was troubled. "Your time is not the same as mine. I do not belimp here."