cripple

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1 cripple /ˈkrɪpəl/ noun
plural cripples
1 cripple
/ˈkrɪpəl/
noun
plural cripples
Learner's definition of CRIPPLE
[count]
old-fashioned + offensive : a person who cannot move or walk normally because of a permanent injury (such as a damaged leg or foot) or other physical problem
Cripple is an old-fashioned word. People now usually use the less offensive term disabled person.
informal : a person who has emotional problems that prevent normal behavior with other people
2 cripple /ˈkrɪpəl/ verb
cripples; crippled; crippling
2 cripple
/ˈkrɪpəl/
verb
cripples; crippled; crippling
Learner's definition of CRIPPLE
[+ object]
: to cause (a person or animal) to be unable to move or walk normally usually used as (be) crippled
: to make (something) unable to work normally : to cause great damage to (something)

— crippling

adjective
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