cripple

All Noun Verb
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  • Info A cripple is a person or animal with a physical disability, particularly one who is unable to walk because of an injury or illness. more...
  • I once knew a little cripple who lay upon her death-bed. Cited from Moody's Anecdotes And Illustrations, by Dwight L. Moody
  • He is forced to watch his wife die and his daughter become crippled.
  • One of my children I named after him what died was cripple like him. Cited from Slave Narratives, Arkansas Part 2, by Work Projects Administration
  • They were five men and those of them whom he did not merely cripple he killed. Cited from Wolf Breed, by Jackson Gregory
  • Who ever heard of fifty men against one, and he a cripple? Cited from The Secret Chamber at Chad, by Evelyn Everett-Green
  • He also noted that a lack of water crippled the town's growth.
  • This campaign would later help cripple the hotel industry in the area.
  • Some other time, perhaps, but not in these days when we need men, not cripples. Cited from Truxton King, by George Barr McCutcheon
  • The estate was designed for his daughter, who was crippled as a child.
  • This work, however, was crippled by his death, and that foundation soon died out.
  • That man fell there and then, and was ever after a cripple so long as he lived. Cited from The Story of Burnt Njal, by Anonymous
  • There were no women, no children, no old people, no cripples allowed to go to war. Cited from Equality, by Edward Bellamy
  • If she doesn't cripple us with her shot, we may weather her yet. Cited from With Wolfe in Canada, by G. A. Henty
  • In fact, he took no thought for the future, and did his best to cripple the empire. Cited from Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II, by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
  • A hit to any of these systems could cripple or destroy the ship.
  • A cripple is hardly ever seen among them in early life. Cited from The Mutiny of the Bounty, by Sir John Barrow
  • But he was the only boy except cripple Jim who had ever been kind to her. Cited from At the Back of the North Wind, by Elizabeth Lewis and George MacDonald
  • This would leave him partially crippled and disease would be prominent in his works.
  • He had managed to cripple his enemy early in the fight, and now had it all his own way. Cited from Carette of Sark, by John Oxenham
  • He turned quickly and was gone before the cripple's boat had reached the landing. Cited from O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921, by Various
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Meaning of cripple

  • noun Someone who is unable to walk normally because of an injury or disability to the legs or back
  • verb Deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless
    This measure crippled our efforts, Their behavior stultified the boss's hard work
  • verb Deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg
    The accident has crippled her for life