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crip·ple

 (krĭp′əl)
n.
1.
a. Often Offensive A person who is partially disabled or unable to use one or more limbs:
b. An animal that is partially disabled or unable to use one or more limbs: cannot race a horse that is a cripple.
2. A damaged or defective object or device: "He ... would let that cripple of a steamboat get the upper hand of him in a minute" (Joseph Conrad).
tr.v. crip·pled, crip·pling, crip·ples
1. To cause to lose the use of a limb or limbs.
2. To disable, damage, or impair the functioning of: a strike that crippled the factory.

[Middle English crepel, from Old English crypel.]

crip′pler n.

cripple

(ˈkrɪpəl)
n
1. offensive a person who is lame
2. offensive a person who is or seems disabled or deficient in some way: a mental cripple.
3. (Physical Geography) dialect US a dense thicket, usually in marshy land
vb
(tr) to make a cripple of; disable
[Old English crypel; related to crēopan to creep, Old Frisian kreppel a cripple, Middle Low German kröpel]
ˈcrippler n

crip•ple

(ˈkrɪp əl)

n., v. -pled, -pling.
usage: The term cripple in the sense of “a lame or disabled person” is usually perceived as offensive and is not used very often nowadays. The noun cripple and the adjective crippled have largely been replaced by the neutral term (the) handicapped or by the more recent and increasingly common term (the) disabled. The adjectives challenged and special are preferred by some people but are often ridiculed as euphemisms. cripple in the sense of “a person who is disabled in any way” is used in phrases such as mental cripple, emotional cripple, and social cripple.
n.
1. Usu. Offensive. a lame or disabled person or animal.
2. a person who is disabled in any way: a mental cripple.
3. something impaired or flawed.
v.t.
4. to make a cripple of; lame.
5. to disable; impair.
[before 950; Middle English cripel, Old English crypel; akin to creep]
crip′pler, n.
crip′pling•ly, adv.

cripple


Past participle: crippled
Gerund: crippling

Imperative
cripple
cripple
Present
I cripple
you cripple
he/she/it cripples
we cripple
you cripple
they cripple
Preterite
I crippled
you crippled
he/she/it crippled
we crippled
you crippled
they crippled
Present Continuous
I am crippling
you are crippling
he/she/it is crippling
we are crippling
you are crippling
they are crippling
Present Perfect
I have crippled
you have crippled
he/she/it has crippled
we have crippled
you have crippled
they have crippled
Past Continuous
I was crippling
you were crippling
he/she/it was crippling
we were crippling
you were crippling
they were crippling
Past Perfect
I had crippled
you had crippled
he/she/it had crippled
we had crippled
you had crippled
they had crippled
Future
I will cripple
you will cripple
he/she/it will cripple
we will cripple
you will cripple
they will cripple
Future Perfect
I will have crippled
you will have crippled
he/she/it will have crippled
we will have crippled
you will have crippled
they will have crippled
Future Continuous
I will be crippling
you will be crippling
he/she/it will be crippling
we will be crippling
you will be crippling
they will be crippling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been crippling
you have been crippling
he/she/it has been crippling
we have been crippling
you have been crippling
they have been crippling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been crippling
you will have been crippling
he/she/it will have been crippling
we will have been crippling
you will have been crippling
they will have been crippling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been crippling
you had been crippling
he/she/it had been crippling
we had been crippling
you had been crippling
they had been crippling
Conditional
I would cripple
you would cripple
he/she/it would cripple
we would cripple
you would cripple
they would cripple
Past Conditional
I would have crippled
you would have crippled
he/she/it would have crippled
we would have crippled
you would have crippled
they would have crippled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cripple - someone who is unable to walk normally because of an injury or disability to the legs or backcripple - someone who is unable to walk normally because of an injury or disability to the legs or back
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
crookback, humpback, hunchback - a person whose back is hunched because of abnormal curvature of the upper spine
Verb1.cripple - deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless; "This measure crippled our efforts"; "Their behavior stultified the boss's hard work"
weaken - lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body"
2.cripple - deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg; "The accident has crippled her for life"
maim - injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation; "people were maimed by the explosion"
hamstring - cripple by cutting the hamstring

cripple

verb
1. disable, paralyse, lame, debilitate, mutilate, maim, incapacitate, enfeeble, weaken, hamstring He had been warned that another bad fall could cripple him for life.
2. damage, destroy, ruin, bring to a standstill, halt, spoil, cramp, impair, put paid to, vitiate, put out of action A total cut-off of supplies would cripple the country's economy.
damage help, further, aid, advance, promote, ease, assist, facilitate, fast-track, expedite, assist the progress of

cripple

verb
1. To deprive of a limb or bodily member or its use:
2. To render powerless or motionless, as by inflicting severe injury:
Idiom: put out of action.
Translations
كَسيح، مُقْعَـديَشِـليَكسَح، يُقْعِـد
mrzákochromitzmrzačit
invalidinvaliderekrøblinglammesvække
megnyomorítnyomorék
bæklabæklaîur-/hreyfihamlaîur maîurlama; skemma
invalidasluošintiluošyspadaryti žalossuluošinti
invalīdskropliskropļotsakropļot
pohabiti
belini bükmekfelce uğratmakkötürümkötürüm etmeksakat

cripple

[ˈkrɪpl]
A. N (lame) → cojo/a m/f, lisiado/a m/f; (disabled) → minusválido/a m/f; (maimed) → mutilado/a m/f
he's an emotional crippletiene serios traumas
B. VT
1. (physically) → lisiar, mutilar
2. (fig) [+ ship, plane] → inutilizar; [+ production, exports] → paralizar

cripple

[ˈkrɪpəl]
n (lame)boiteux/euse m/f; (disabled)infirme mf
vt
(physically) [+ person] → handicaper; [+ limb] → handicaper
[+ person] (emotionally) [shyness] → bloquer; (financially)handicaper
[+ ship, plane] → immobiliser
[war, debt, strikes] [+ economy, industry, production, exports] → paralyser; [+ country, region] → paralyser

cripple

nKrüppel m
vt personzum Krüppel machen; arm, legs etcverkrüppeln; ship, planeaktionsunfähig machen; (fig) industry, exportslahmlegen, lähmen; personlähmen; the ship was crippleddas Schiff war nicht mehr aktionsfähig; crippled with rheumatismvon Rheuma praktisch gelähmt; to be crippled for lifelebenslang ein Krüppel sein; to be emotionally crippledein emotionaler Krüppel sein

cripple

[ˈkrɪpl]
1. n (lame) → zoppo/a; (disabled) → invalido/a; (maimed) → mutilato/a
2. vt
a.rendere invalido/a
crippled with arthritis → invalido/a per l'artrite
b. (production, exports) → paralizzare

cripple

(ˈkripl) verb
1. to make lame or disabled. He was crippled by a fall from a horse.
2. to make less strong, less efficient etc. The war has crippled the country's economy.
noun
a lame or disabled person. He's been a cripple since the car accident.

cripple

a. lisiado-a, paralítico-a, inválido-a, tullido-a;
v. lisiar, baldar, paralizar; tullir.

cripple

(ant) n discapacitado mf, lisiado -da mf; vt discapacitar, lisiar; [Nota: cripple, como lisiado, puede ser ofensivo.]
References in classic literature ?
Nor does this --its amazing strength, at all tend to cripple the graceful flexion of its motions; where infantileness of ease undulates through a Titanism of power.
I was just as old as Joseph when my father and mother died of the fever within ten days of each other, and left me and my cripple sister Nelly alone in the world, without a relation that we could look to for help.
Mary Dennis was her name, and a long time ago she had been seduced, and had a little boy; he was a cripple, and an epileptic, but still he was all that she had in the world to love, and they had lived in a little room alone somewhere back of Halsted Street, where the Irish were.
You couldn't throw a brick in any direction and not cripple a king.
I saw no idiots there, but the captain said, "Because of late years the government has taken to lugging them off to asylums and otherwheres; and government wants to cripple the factory, too, and is trying to get these Dilsbergers to marry out of the family, but they don't like to.
Now she'll probably be a cripple, and Rebecca'll have to nurse her instead of earning a good income somewheres else.
Nothing has been left undone to cripple their intellects, darken their minds, debase their moral nature, obliterate all traces of their relation- ship to mankind; and yet how wonderfully they have sustained the mighty load of a most frightful bond- age, under which they have been groaning for cen- turies
Everybody as knowed about Mester Craven knowed there was a little lad as was like to be a cripple, an' they knowed Mester Craven didn't like him to be talked about.
He told me, coming home, that he hoped the people saw him in the church, because he was a cripple, and it might be pleasant to them to remember upon Christmas Day, who made lame beggars walk, and blind men see.
And yet, wretched cripple as I made myself by this act of homage to Dora, I walked miles upon miles daily in the hope of seeing her.
It was at this time that I rendered to the young cripple the important service of which you have heard, and for which, as you know, he showed such profound ingratitude, that he preferred rather to leave Bagdad than to run the risk of seeing me.
And if they enchant and cripple you as they did the last time," said Sancho, "what difference will it make being on the open plain or not?