Student Thesaurus

One entry found for cripple.
Entry Word: cripple
Function: verb
Text: 1 to cause severe or permanent injury to <the car crash may have crippled two people for life> -- see MAIM
2 to reduce the soundness, effectiveness, or perfection of <the collision so severely crippled the ship that it had to be towed into port> -- see DAMAGE 1
3 to render powerless, ineffective, or unable to move <a wave of strikes crippled that nation's steel industry> -- see PARALYZE