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crutch

Pronunciation: /krʌtʃ/

Translation of crutch in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (walking aid) muleta (feminine) to be/walk on crutches andar* con muletas 1.2 (support) muleta (feminine), apoyo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • It's difficult to understand why so many crutches, white sticks and wheelchairs remain unclaimed.
    • The workers here carry walking sticks, use crutches, or get around in wheelchairs.
    • There were people in wheel chairs, people with walking sticks and crutches and people with guide dogs.
    Example sentences
    • I look at my spiritual practice as a way to engage and learn from life, not simply a crutch to help make it through.
    • I see anti-depressants as a crutch which will help me to get better, not the thing that will make me better.
    • You touch on it briefly in your post but I think it is important to take note that there is a difference between protecting yourself and creating a crutch to avoid dealing with difficulties.
  • 2 (British English/inglés británico) crotch

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