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cripple in Illness & disability topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcripplecripple1 ●○○ verb [transitive]  1 MIINJURE old-fashioned to hurt someone badly so that they cannot walk properly syn disable She was crippled in a car accident.2 DAMAGEto damage something badly so that it no longer works or is no longer effective Industry is being crippled by high interest rates.crippled adjective landing the crippled plane→ See Verb table
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crippleThere's only one way you can cripple a bad scientist, and that's to demonstrate how bad his science is.Thus, under its definitions, no one is crippled and no one is handicapped in this society.Asia's economy has been crippled by inflation.The accident crippled her for life.Richard was crippled in the bombing of 1984, and had been in a wheelchair ever since.Our tendency to reward failure has literally crippled our efforts to help the poor.The driver, who had been taking drugs, crippled the young woman for life.