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1(of a person) unable to walk or move properly; disabled.‘a crippled old man’
- ‘He also had a mother crippled by arthritis and a father who was so ill he and his brother made almost daily visits to their parents.’
- ‘We hear the names of the dead, but rarely do we see the victims who remain maimed and crippled.’
- ‘The ugly truth is that much of the media only cares about our soldiers when they're dead or crippled.’
- ‘The most popular story about its appearance relates that a great hero of the revolution, who had been crippled in one leg was welcomed home with a victory celebration.’
- ‘After a number of failed attempts at suicide, he expressed his wish to escape from "the prison" of his crippled body.’
- ‘I would be in the first row, pushing over crippled kids to get a good spot if necessary.’
- ‘In the same way Hawking, trapped in a crippled body, is physically ensnared but has mentally transcended this barrier to achieve greatness.’
- ‘All right, I will say it out loud: I am crippled.’
- ‘In January, Anita had her hip replacement removed to help her recover from MRSA, but this left her crippled.’
- ‘This is the same John Edwards who implied President George W. Bush was responsible for keeping the crippled in their wheelchairs.’
- ‘Some, too crippled to work, have been forced to return to Latin America.’
- ‘In fact, it's apparent that he's an intellectually crippled man who deserves our mercy and compassion rather than our scorn.’
- ‘Of course, we are told we can choose not to take hormones and end up asexual, crippled, diseased, demented, dead, or simply old.’
- ‘Your victims die or end up crippled, mentally and physically.’
- ‘Our second and third generations ' respect for the patriotic martyrs was thus manifested in the warm affection shown for the crippled grandson of the martyr.’
- 1.1 (of a machine) severely damaged.‘the pilot displayed skill and nerve in landing the crippled plane’
- ‘In years gone by a car or bike crippled on the downward journey ended the penny section with a DNF attached.’
- ‘The real possibility exists that a large portion of the West Coast's shipping capacity could be crippled by a major earthquake.’
- ‘" Half a mile from the hospital, the local power station, intact but crippled by war damage to the National Grid.’
- ‘His crippled ship was easily overtaken by the HMS Endymion, but the President's fighting crew made up for the ship's lack of mobility.’
- ‘Fuels spewed for six days from the crippled vessel before it went down today.’
- ‘Lt Col Holdaway's quick actions, extensive systems knowledge, and smart decision making allowed him to safely recover a severely crippled aircraft and preserve a valuable combat asset.’
- ‘As for the crippled transport and the ungritted roads - for God's sake, get over it.’
- ‘There is a crippled freighter as well with 22 people floundering around somewhere offshore.’
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