/ (ˈkrʌtʃɪŋz) /
Australian and NZ the wool clipped from a sheep's hindquarters
Words That Can Ruin Your SentenceActually . . . crutch words slip into sentences in order to give the speaker more time to think or to emphasize a statement. Over time, they become unconscious verbal tics. Here are some crutch words to avoid!
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