Imp

Imp

, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imped (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Imping.] [AS. impian to imp, ingraft, plant; akin to Dan. ympe, Sw. ympa, OHG. impfn, impitn, G. impfen. See Imp, n.] 1. To graft; to insert as a scion. [Obs.] Rom. of R.
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2. (Falconry) To graft with new feathers, as a wing; to splice a broken feather. Hence, [Fig.]: To repair; to extend; to increase; to strengthen; to equip. [Archaic]
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Imp out our drooping country's broken wing.
Shak.
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Who lazily imp their wings with other men's plumes.
Fuller.
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Here no frail Muse shall imp her crippled wing.
Holmes.
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Help, ye tart satirists, to imp my rage
With all the scorpions that should whip this age.
Cleveland.
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