Definition Of cripple
a person who is unable to walk or move properly because of disability or injury to their back or legs.
a person with a severe limitation of a specified kind.
an emotional cripple
cause (someone) to become unable to move or walk properly.
a crippling disease
cause (someone) to become unable to walk or move normally.
a young student was crippled for life
cause severe and disabling damage to; deprive of the ability to function normally.
developing countries are crippled by their debts
Example Of cripple
A blockade would cripple Taiwan economically without damaging its infrastructure.
A huge proportion of its income goes to finance an increasingly lame army, crippled by the cessation of Soviet support.
A rude person with a fate of becoming disabled will eventually be crippled , but because of his/her personality not many people will care.
A sizeable population of the villages neighbouring the border are crippled and maimed.
A young man crippled by a disease of old age may not get the operation he and his family have been hoping and praying for over the last year.