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Synonyms for cripple

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  1. cripplenoun

    disabled person

  2. cripplenoun


    The car bomb crippled five passers-by.

    disabled person

  3. cripplenoun

    to damage seriously; to destroy

    My ambitions were crippled by a lack of money.

    disabled person

  4. crippleverb

    to release a product (especially a computer program) with reduced functionality, in some cases, making the item essentially worthless.

    The word processor was released in a crippled demonstration version that did not allow you to save.

    disabled person

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cripple

    weaken, impair, curtail, cramp, disable

    strengthen, renovate, augment, liberate, free, ease, enlarge, expedite

Princeton's WordNet

  1. crippleverb

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

  2. cripple, stultifyverb

    deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless

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

    stultify, lame

  3. cripple, lameverb

    deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg

    "The accident has crippled her for life"

    stultify, lame

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Editors Contribution

  1. disabled person

    a person with special needs.

    special needs.

    Submitted by anonymous on November 17, 2019  
  2. nerf

    the term in gaming ones, as slang, to make it weaker or worse

    there is a nerf to the skills in-game.

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cripplenoun

    lame person

  2. crippleverb

    lame, make lame

  3. crippleverb

    disable, weaken, impair the strength of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. crippleverb

    maim, lame, disable, hough, hamstring

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "cripple":

    paralyse, infirm, paralyze, gimp

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How to use cripple in a sentence?

  1. Philip Hammond:

    Cyber weapons provide the tantalising possibility of being able to cripple the enemy without inflicting lasting damage on them

  2. Adam Schiff of California:

    This is just the president ignoring the rule of law, ignoring decades of precedent and policy, this is exactly what we feared about Whitaker's appointment, that Matt Whitaker was picked not because Matt Whitaker was qualified for the job -- Matt Whitaker really isn't -- but Matt Whitaker was picked because Matt Whitaker was auditioning on TV talking down the Mueller investigation, talking about Matt Whitaker could -- how we could privately cripple the Mueller investigation.

  3. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images:

    These tertiary situations that Durham is talking about related to me, I think it is exactly what I mentioned — it is part of showing this picture to the American public of exactly how corrupt the FBI was under James Comey, the FBI went to any extent possible to trample on people’s rights in order to frame Trump and his campaign and then eventually cripple his presidency, and that’s really what this was all about, and what I think Durham is going to showcase in this trial.

  4. Mike Pence:

    Turkey risks expulsion from the joint F-35 program, which will harm not just Turkey's defense capacity, but it may cripple many of the Turkish component manufacturers that supply that program, they're part of the supply chain, it's not a small economic decision for them in that regard.

  5. Matt Smith:

    This is a response to try to cripple the Matt Smith shale industry.

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