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verb [transitive]     cripple pronunciation in British English
/ˈkrɪp(ə)l/
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present tense
I/you/we/theycripple
he/she/itcripples
present participlecrippling
past tensecrippled
past participlecrippled
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  1. 2
    to make someone physically disabled, especially unable to walk
    1. a.
      informal to make a part of someone’s body very painful, especially when they walk

      These shoes are crippling me.

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