Definition of crippled in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkrip(ə)ld/


1(Of a person) unable to walk or move properly; disabled: a crippled old man
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  • In the same way Hawking, trapped in a crippled body, is physically ensnared but has mentally transcended this barrier to achieve greatness.
  • He also had a mother crippled by arthritis and a father who was so ill he and his brother made almost daily visits to their parents.
  • In fact, it's apparent that he's an intellectually crippled man who deserves our mercy and compassion rather than our scorn.
1.1(Of a machine) severely damaged: the pilot displayed skill and nerve in landing the crippled plane
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  • In years gone by a car or bike crippled on the downward journey ended the penny section with a DNF attached.
  • There is a crippled freighter as well with 22 people floundering around somewhere offshore.
  • Fuels spewed for six days from the crippled vessel before it went down today.


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Syllabification: crip·pled

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