Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun cripple

1 sense of cripple

Sense 1
cripple -- (someone who is unable to walk normally because of an injury or disability to the legs or back)
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb cripple

2 senses of cripple

Sense 1
cripple, stultify -- (deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless; "This measure crippled our efforts"; "Their behavior stultified the boss's hard work")
       => weaken -- (lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body")

Sense 2
cripple, lame -- (deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg; "The accident has crippled her for life")
       => maim -- (injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation; "people were maimed by the explosion")

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