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  • adj. Having a less than fully functional limb, or injuries which prevent full mobility.
  • adj. Having any difficulty or impediment which can be likened to a crippling injury.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of cripple.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Lamed; lame; disabled; impeded.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. disabled in the feet or legs


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  • "It came up in what we call the crippled mode and we're still assessing what was responsible for that," said Squyres, in an interview yesterday.

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  • Hmm, the reason lambdas are crippled is because it's awkward (to say the least) to have an indentation-based function body inside an expression.

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  • The benefit of the full browser, not to mention the multi-touch environment, on the iPhone is completely lost if web sites start presenting themselves in [crippled] pseudo-mobile WAP-like format.

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  • Because it was a temporary organization, cobbled together from various agencies to whom many of its officials still owed allegiance, it was crippled from the start by pre-existing turf fights.

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  • He volunteered to continue the mission despite the fact that he was critically low on ammunition and his aircraft was crippled from the hits it sustained.

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  • In American terms, the hospital could be called 'crippled' but not 'disabled.'

  • BUt when the number of people who actually do this is tiny, and there is a perfectly decent work around, using the word crippled is just wrong.

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  • At 11.6 inch .. its called a crippled (no disc drive) BUDGET NOTEBOOK.

  • Ask former President Bill Clinton, who saw his first term crippled after meeting his health care Waterloo, a defeat that led in part to the historical - Articles related to Doctors caution pregnant women, children

  • and then little Johnny was sent to fight for his country, but he was tortured severely for years, then Johnny came home to find his wife crippled from a car accident, so he saw other women behind her back.

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  • See also crutch.

    December 26, 2008

  • Have you considered the way

    People might react to all the things that your characters say?

    And are their actions hand in hand with what you want to portay?

    Are you sick?

    Are you crippled? Insane?

    Expressing the desires that daren't speak their name?

    Are you the one to be blamed?

    (Storytelling, by Belle and Sebastian)

    August 6, 2008