crippled crippled  /ˈkrɪ pəld/


  • (adj) disabled in the feet or legs



  1. Trends are created or crippled on her command.
  2. Most crippled children never go to school, get their lessons from visiting teachers at home or hospital.
  3. Wartime shortages of everything had crippled the housing industry.


  1. Fukushima plant steps closer to fuel-rod removal

    OKUMA, Japan (AP) — Damaged vehicles, twisted metal and other debris remain strewn about Japan's crippled nuclear power plant. Scores of black and gray pipes and hoses cover the ground, part of the makeshift system to pump water into the damaged reactors to keep them from overheating.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Carnival Triumph to sail out of Galveston Thursday

    After millions of dollars of repairs, the once crippled Carnival Triumph is ready to sail with passengers again.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KPRC Local 2 Houston

  3. Indian opposition leader reverses decision to quit key posts

    By Sruthi Gottipati NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Veteran Indian politician Lal Krishna Advani on Tuesday backtracked on his decision to quit senior posts in the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, a move that may convince potential partners to stick with the BJP in upcoming elections. The Hindu nationalist BJP has been crippled by infighting among its leaders, several of whom harbor ambitions to ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "The president has crippled the credibility of this week's summit by proposing the same massive government takeover of healthcare based on a partisan bill the American people have already rejected," said John Boehner, the top Republican in the...
    on Feb 22, 2010 By: John Boehner Source:

  2. "These actions stem from failed regulation, reckless management, and a casino culture on Wall Street that has crippled one of the most important companies in America," McCain said in a statement.
    on Sep 17, 2008 By: John McCain Source: AFP

  3. "I have to laugh when people refer to XO as a weak or crippled machine and how kids should get a `real' one," Negroponte wrote. "Trust me, I will give up my real one very soon and use only XO. It will be far better, in many new and important...
    on Dec 31, 2006 By: Nicholas Negroponte Source: BusinessWeek

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propriety propriety
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