Originally Posted by peanutym
what is limping then?
This is the "learning poker" section Stick; I'd take the question seriously unless there's other indications.
"Limping" is to complete the big blind in order to see the flop cards. If the blinds are 5/10, the rest of the players have the chances, for 10 chips, to see the flop.
This works counter to aggressive strategy which is generally considered necessary to be a winning player. Rather than limping, if you chose to play the hand, you should be raising, preferably to 3X the big blind or more.