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Definition of Cripple


  1. One who creeps, halts, or limps; one who has lost, or never had, the use of a limb or limbs; a lame person; hence, one who is partially disabled.
  2. Lame; halting.
  3. To deprive of the use of a limb, particularly of a leg or foot; to lame.
  4. To deprive of strength, activity, or capability for service or use; to disable; to deprive of resources; as, to be financially crippled.
  5. Swampy or low wet ground, often covered with brush or with thickets; bog.
  6. A rocky shallow in a stream; -- a lumberman's term.

Cripple Quotations

Sex is full of lies. The body tries to tell the truth. But, it's usually too battered with rules to be heard, and bound with pretenses so it can hardly move. We cripple ourselves with lies.
Jim Morrison

My mother is a fighter. After she battled polio and learned to walk again, the doctors told her she would be a cripple her entire life. Instead of accepting defeat, she refused this fate and went on to become the West African Women's Singles tennis champion in college.
Uzo Aduba

People talk about smart sanctions and crippling sanctions. I've never seen smart sanctions, and crippling sanctions cripple everyone, including innocent civilians, and make the government more popular.
Mohamed ElBaradei

Although there exist many thousand subjects for elegant conversation, there are persons who cannot meet a cripple without talking about feet.
Ernest Bramah

Because I'm no longer a pop star 24 hours a day, I'm no longer bogged down by the stupid stuff that used to cripple me. I don't bruise easily any more.
Robbie Williams
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