I have not surrendered hope that Iran's nuclear program can be crippled by means short of war.
"Go gay, be crippled, don't sing and dance on screen," Basinger advises.
He posed with blind children in Greece and crippled children in Italy and orphans in England.
They were poorly organized and crippled by corrupt and ineffective leadership.
Faced with mounting protests, Yingluck convened a crippled election on February 2.
They had, it seemed to me, made a kind of crippled and ugly demigod of him.
Paklin made a sad grimace, and pointed to his scraggy, crippled legs.
His kind disposition and good-nature have given him many friends, but love of money and appearances have crippled his usefulness.
Away, all crippled, shapeless things, And things profane and strange!
If she had been crippled in both legs her curiosity would have helped her to get up the stairs on her hands.
Old English crypel, related to cryppan "to crook, bend," from Proto-Germanic *krupilaz (cf. Old Frisian kreppel, Middle Dutch cropel, German krüppel, Old Norse kryppill). Possibly also related to Old English creopan "to creep" (creopere, literally "creeper," was another Old English word for "crippled person").
mid-13c., "to move slowly," from cripple (n.). Meaning "make a cripple of, lame" is from early 14c. Related: Crippled; crippling.
cripple crip·ple (krĭp'əl)
One that is partially disabled or unable to use a limb or limbs. v. crip·pled, crip·pling, crip·ples
To cause to lose the use of a limb or limbs.