cripple

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /kɹɪpl/
  • SAMPA: /kr\Ipl/
  • Hyphenation: crip‧ple

Noun[change]

Singular
cripple

Plural
cripples

  1. (old, no longer used) (countable) A cripple is a person whose mobility has been impaired or disabled.
    The cripple couldn't find a job and started to beg on the streets.

Verb[change]

Plain form
cripple

Third-person singular
cripples

Past tense
crippled

Past participle
crippled

Present participle
crippling

  1. (transitive) If you cripple something, you damage it so that it cannot work normally.
    The car crash crippled him, and now he can't walk.
    The game is crippled with a 60-minute free version until Mom buys it.