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Definition of "crippling" []

  • Present participle of cripple. (verb)
  • That cripples (adjective)
  • State of being crippled; lameness. (noun)
  • Spars or timbers set up as a support against the side of a building. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "crippling" in a sentence
  • "He mentioned specifically what he called the crippling disease of corruption."
  • "A senior Russian diplomat says his country will not support what he called crippling sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program."
  • "D.C., as part of a multi-phase process aimed at mitigating what they call the crippling effects of alcohol misuse and crime in the United States."