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

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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.

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