cripple cripple  /ˈkrɪ pəl/


  1. (n) someone who is unable to walk normally because of an injury or disability to the legs or back
  2. (v) deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless
  3. (v) deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg



  1. It is also threatening to cripple societies barely on the mend from the 1997 economic meltdown.
  2. With health-care costs rising faster than even gas prices, obesity is a health crisis that could cripple our country for generations to come unless significant changes are made.
  3. By searing through flesh and muscle, destroying nerves and blood vessels, and setting up a fertile breeding ground for infection, burns can cripple, disfigure and kill.


  1. Will Obamacare Deliver a Crushing Blow to the Middle Class?

    Will the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act cripple the middle class that President Obama has fought so hard to protect?        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  2. Who really runs our government? – Larry Mendte

    Five scandals in the news right now cripple President Obama’s second term agenda. Five scandals – Benghazi, the IRS, the AP, NSA and the State Department – all due in part to leaks. Did you ever consider why this is …
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WPIX 11 New York

  3. Will Apple Cripple Pandora at the WWDC?

    Will Apple Cripple Pandora at the WWDC?        
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

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