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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

Cynicism is the intellectual cripple's substitute for intelligence.
Russell Lynes

Practically everybody knows what it's like to feel anxious, worried, nervous, afraid, uptight, or panicky. Often, anxiety is just a nuisance, but sometimes it can cripple you and prevent you from doing what you really want with your life. But I have some great news for you: You can change the way you feel.
David D. Burns

Pity? You don't want to be pitied because you're a cripple in a wheelchair? Stay in your house!
Jerry Lewis

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