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crutch

 (krŭch)
n.
1. A support used by an injured or disabled person, often in pairs, as an aid to walking, having a vertical shaft that is sometimes forked, a horizontal grip for the hand, and a crosspiece that is positioned under the armpit or a cuff that wraps around the forearm.
2. Something on which one depends, often excessively: a mnemonic crutch.
3. A forked support or part.
4. A forked leg rest on a sidesaddle.
5. Archaic The crotch of a person or animal.
v. crutched, crutch·ing, crutch·es
v.intr.
To move using a crutch or crutches.
v.tr.
To support on a crutch or crutches.

[Middle English crucche, from Old English crycc.]

crutch

(krʌtʃ)
n
1. a long staff of wood or metal having a rest for the armpit, for supporting the weight of the body
2. something that supports or sustains: a crutch to the economy.
3. (Anatomy) Brit another word for crotch1
4. (Nautical Terms) nautical
a. a forked support for a boom or oar, etc
b. a brace for reinforcing the frames at the stern of a wooden vessel
vb
5. (tr) to support or sustain (a person or thing) as with a crutch
6. (Agriculture) slang Austral and NZ to clip (wool) from the hindquarters of a sheep
[Old English crycc; related to Old High German krucka, Old Norse krykkja; see crosier, crook]

crutch

(krʌtʃ)

n.
1. a staff or support to assist a lame or infirm person in walking, usu. having a crosspiece at one end to fit under the armpit.
2. anything that serves as a temporary support.
4. a forked support.
5. a forked support for the legs on the left side of a sidesaddle.
v.t.
6. to support on or as if on crutches.
[before 900; Middle English crucche, Old English cryce (oblique crycce), c. Old Saxon krukka, Old High German chruch(j)a, Old Norse krykkja. compare crook1]

crutch


Past participle: crutched
Gerund: crutching

Imperative
crutch
crutch
Present
I crutch
you crutch
he/she/it crutches
we crutch
you crutch
they crutch
Preterite
I crutched
you crutched
he/she/it crutched
we crutched
you crutched
they crutched
Present Continuous
I am crutching
you are crutching
he/she/it is crutching
we are crutching
you are crutching
they are crutching
Present Perfect
I have crutched
you have crutched
he/she/it has crutched
we have crutched
you have crutched
they have crutched
Past Continuous
I was crutching
you were crutching
he/she/it was crutching
we were crutching
you were crutching
they were crutching
Past Perfect
I had crutched
you had crutched
he/she/it had crutched
we had crutched
you had crutched
they had crutched
Future
I will crutch
you will crutch
he/she/it will crutch
we will crutch
you will crutch
they will crutch
Future Perfect
I will have crutched
you will have crutched
he/she/it will have crutched
we will have crutched
you will have crutched
they will have crutched
Future Continuous
I will be crutching
you will be crutching
he/she/it will be crutching
we will be crutching
you will be crutching
they will be crutching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been crutching
you have been crutching
he/she/it has been crutching
we have been crutching
you have been crutching
they have been crutching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been crutching
you will have been crutching
he/she/it will have been crutching
we will have been crutching
you will have been crutching
they will have been crutching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been crutching
you had been crutching
he/she/it had been crutching
we had been crutching
you had been crutching
they had been crutching
Conditional
I would crutch
you would crutch
he/she/it would crutch
we would crutch
you would crutch
they would crutch
Past Conditional
I would have crutched
you would have crutched
he/she/it would have crutched
we would have crutched
you would have crutched
they would have crutched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crutch - a wooden or metal staff that fits under the armpit and reaches to the groundcrutch - a wooden or metal staff that fits under the armpit and reaches to the ground; used by disabled person while walking
staff - a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose; "he walked with the help of a wooden staff"
2.crutch - anything that serves as an expedient; "he uses drugs as a psychological crutch"
expedient - a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one

crutch

noun
A means or device that keeps something erect, stable, or secure:
Translations
berlaberle
krykke
kainalosauvatuki
štaka
mankó
hækja
松葉杖
목발
kruķis
barlarozkrok
bergla
krycka
ไม้เท้าใช้พยุง
nạng
T字形拐杖拐杖

crutch

[krʌtʃ] N
1. (Med) → muleta f (fig) (= support) → apoyo m
2. = crotch 1

crutch

[ˈkrʌtʃ] n
(lit) (for walking)béquille f
to be on crutches → être sur des béquilles
(fig) (psychological, emotional)soutien m
an emotional crutch → un soutien émotionnel
(= crotch) [garment] → entre-jambes m inv, entrejambe m; [person] → entrecuisse m

crutch

n
(for walking) → Krücke f; to use somebody/something as a crutch (fig)sich an jdn/etw klammern
(Naut) → Baumstütze f, → Baumschere f

crutch

[krʌtʃ] n
a. (Med) → stampella, gruccia; (support) → sostegno
b. = crotch b

crutch2

(kratʃ) noun
a stick with a bar at the top to support a lame person. He can walk only by using crutches.

crutch

عُكَّاز berla krykke Krücke πατερίτσα muleta kainalosauva béquille štaka gruccia 松葉杖 목발 kruk krykke kula muleta костыль krycka ไม้เท้าใช้พยุง koltuk değneği nạng T字形拐杖

crutch

n muleta
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