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noun crutch pronunciation in American English /krʌtʃ/
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singularcrutch
pluralcrutches
  1. 1
    [countable] a stick that fits under your arm so that you can lean on it and walk when your leg or foot is injured

    a pair of crutches

    be on crutches:

    I was on crutches for six weeks.

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