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Definitions and Synonyms of cripple | Another word for cripple | What is cripple?

Definition 1: someone who is unable to walk normally because of an injury or disability to the legs or back - [noun denoting person]

(cripple is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of cripple ) a person whose back is hunched because of abnormal curvature of the upper spine

Definition 2: deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg - [verb of body]

Samples where cripple or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The accident has crippled her for life

Synonyms for cripple in the sense of this definition

(cripple is a kind of ...) injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation

"people were maimed by the explosion"

(... is a kind of cripple ) cripple by cutting the hamstring

Definition 3: deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless - [verb of change]

Samples where cripple or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This measure crippled our efforts
  • Their behavior stultified the boss's hard work

Synonyms for cripple in the sense of this definition

(cripple is a kind of ...) lessen the strength of

"The fever weakened his body"

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