[ UK /kɹˈɪpə‍ld/ ]
[ US /ˈkɹɪpəɫd/ ]
  1. disabled in the feet or legs
    a game leg
    a crippled soldier
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How To Use crippled In A Sentence

  • Gulf War veterans fighting to prove hundreds of former servicemen have been crippled and killed by a mysterious syndrome caused by their time in the conflict have been dealt a massive blow - their own solicitors say the case is unprovable.
  • One thing you can't hide - is when you're crippled inside. John Lennon 
  • Where the legal definitions of childhood were constructed in order to protect children against working in the mines until their bones grew soft from lack of sunlight or weaving rugs until their legs were crippled from sitting and they were going blind, these same definitions have been used to create target groups for "otherness" - and ugly otherness at that. Thinking with my fingers
  • The crippled US plane made an emergency landing on the Chinese island of Hainan.
  • While supply problems have not crippled operations, they have stymied some units.
  • A rescue boat managed to come alongside the crippled vessel.
  • William Dampier observes that he remarked that the man-of-war birds and the boobies always left sentinels near their young ones, especially while the old birds were gone to sea on their fishing-expeditions, and that there were a great number of sick or crippled man-of-war birds which appeared to be no longer in a state to go out for provisions.
  • In the 1920s, they were leaders in a series of bloody strikes that crippled Hawaiian sugar cane growers.
  • I'm not perfect but I'm also not emotionally crippled or lonely.
  • As you are undoubtedly aware, the sad old electrical engineering model was deliberately crippled by Lorentz (who deliberately symmetrized Heaviside's original equations at the instigation of the infamous J.P. Morgan) in 1892, prior to the very birth of electrical engineering itself.
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