All Adjective Verb Noun
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  • The men knew that being caught between the two meant death or crippling for life. Cited from The Blazed Trail, by Stewart Edward White
  • Some mining, crippling influence seemed to have been removed from her since her dream. Cited from The Case of Richard Meynell, by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • There was to be no more crippling of trade for lack of ships. Cited from Vikings of the Pacific, by Agnes C. Laut
  • The loss was not crippling, but it was greater than he had expected. Cited from The Long Shadow, by B. M. Bower
  • They feel like crippling the administration in every way they can if the present policy is to be pursued. Cited from Remarks, by Bill Nye
  • After crippling and killing the other team they attack the fans in the stadium.
  • The loss of either would have been a crippling blow to the Union cause.
  • Eventually after leaving the White House, he suffered several additional and ultimately crippling heart attacks.
  • The royal administration, and thus its army, suffered from a crippling lack of funding the entire war.
  • The cost of these new weapons was crippling to both sides.
  • How shall this branch be held responsible, without crippling its efficiency? Cited from Studies in Civics, by James T. McCleary
  • Financial issues were crippling, particularly around the time of World War II.
  • Its activities were very successful and its call for strike got nation-wide support crippling the medical infrastructure of India.
  • I could cite you a hundred cases like this where the crippling was mental as well as physical. Cited from The Enchanted Canyon, by Honore Willsie Morrow
  • Now, Bernard can use his brain to make others feel the kind of crippling fear he used to feel.
  • It would be bad for them to succeed, as well as crippling to me. Cited from The Marquis of Lossie, by George MacDonald
  • Also crippling fear can result from taking an imagined painful future too seriously.
  • The next two years of his life proved to be crippling as he battled with the disease.
  • She made it to the level, even though she had a crippling nervous disorder.
  • Would any power have an object in crippling Canada? Cited from The Canadian Commonwealth, by Agnes C. Laut
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Root form of crippling is cripple for the verb.

Words starting with crippling

Meaning of crippling

  • 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