Crip"ple, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crippled (-p'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Crippling (-pl?ng).] 1. To deprive of the use of a limb, particularly of a leg or foot; to lame.
He had crippled the joints of the noble child.Sir W. Scott.
2. To deprive of strength, activity, or capability for service or use; to disable; to deprive of resources; as, to be financially
More serious embarrassments . . . were crippling the energy of the settlement in the Bay.Palfrey.
An incumbrance which would permanently cripple the body politic.Macaulay.
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