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CRIPPLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cripple mean? 

CRIPPLE (noun)
  The noun CRIPPLE has 1 sense:

1. someone who is unable to walk normally because of an injury or disability to the legs or back

  Familiarity information: CRIPPLE used as a noun is very rare.


CRIPPLE (verb)
  The verb CRIPPLE has 2 senses:

1. deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless
2. deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg

  Familiarity information: CRIPPLE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CRIPPLE (noun)


Sense 1cripple [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who is unable to walk normally because of an injury or disability to the legs or back

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("cripple" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cripple"):

crookback; humpback; hunchback (a person whose back is hunched because of abnormal curvature of the upper spine)


CRIPPLE (verb)


Sense 1cripple [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

cripple; stultify

Context examples:

This measure crippled our efforts / Their behavior stultified the boss's hard work

Hypernyms (to "cripple" is one way to...):

weaken (lessen the strength of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2cripple [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

lame; cripple

Context example:

The accident has crippled her for life

Hypernyms (to "cripple" is one way to...):

maim (injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "cripple"):

hamstring (cripple by cutting the hamstring)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


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