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kri puhld

  • v  deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless
    This measure crippled our efforts
  • v  deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg
    The accident has crippled her for life
  • s  disabled in the feet or legs
    a crippled soldier

  • Trends are created or crippled on her command.
  • Tucked up at home in a high bed, his window framing green countryside and in the distance the Atlantic coast that crippled him, Ramon Sampedro might never have been heard of again .
  • Sabin, like Louis Pasteur, believed the way to produce immunity was to create a mild infection with a "live" but crippled virus, and he concocted his competing vaccine accordingly.
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  • 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.
    June 13, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - KPRC Local 2 Houston
  • 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 ...
    June 11, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • John Boehner in
    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...
  • John McCain in AFP
    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.
  • Nicholas Negroponte in BusinessWeek
    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...

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