crippling : Definition, Usages, News and More

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kri puh ling

  • v  deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless
  • v  deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg
  • s  that cripples or disables or incapacitates
    a crippling injury

  • As a crippling drought threatens to destroy livelihoods in one of America's most productive agricultural areas, farmers aren't happy about water restrictions aimed at protecting .
  • Paulistas do all these things because they have no choice; the city's crippling traffic problem forces them to spend a major proportion of their lives inching their way through .
  • The 17th in a family of 19 children, Wilma had a series of crippling childhood diseases, did not walk until she was eight, and then had to wear a hightop, corrective shoe.
News & Articles


  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in Bloomberg
    We also have made it clear that we will take action as I've said time and time again, crippling action,Clinton said during the forum in Bangkok.
  • John Boehner in International Herald Tribune
    Spending billions of additional federal tax dollars with no promises to reform the root causes crippling automakers' competitiveness around the world is neither fair to taxpayers nor sound fiscal policy,Boehner said.
  • Martha Coakley in International Herald Tribune
    Last week's events caused a major disruption in the greater Boston area on many levels,Coakley said, "crippling public transportation, causing serious traffic problems, negatively affecting local businesses and perhaps most significantly,...

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