Crippling
Crippling Crip"pling (-pl?ng), n. Spars or timbers set up as a support against the side of a building. [1913 Webster]

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  • crippling — index detriment, detrimental, disabling, harmful, pernicious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • crippling — [[t]krɪ̱plɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n A crippling illness or disability is one that severely damages your health or your body. Arthritis and rheumatism are prominent crippling diseases... They both suffered from crippling pains in their hips. 2) ADJ:… …   English dictionary

  • Crippling — Cripple 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. [1913 Webster] He had crippled the joints of the noble child. Sir W.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crippling — crip|pling [ˈkrıplıŋ] adj 1.) causing so much damage or harm that something no longer works or is no longer effective ▪ the crippling effects of war on the economy 2.) a crippling disease or condition causes severe pain and makes it difficult or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • crippling — [ˈkrɪplɪŋ] adj 1) causing severe damage or problems crippling taxes[/ex] 2) making someone physically disabled, or causing them to have severe health problems a crippling disease[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • crippling — adj. Crippling is used with these nouns: ↑blow, ↑burden, ↑debt, ↑effect, ↑embargo, ↑injury, ↑strike, ↑stroke …   Collocations dictionary

  • crippling — The word crippling is equivalent of words physical disability and is defined as to deprive of use of limbs, particularly of leg or foot; to deprive of strength, activity or capability for service or use and to disable …   Black's law dictionary

  • crippling — The word crippling is equivalent of words physical disability and is defined as to deprive of use of limbs, particularly of leg or foot; to deprive of strength, activity or capability for service or use and to disable …   Black's law dictionary

  • crippling — adjective that cripples or disables or incapacitates (Freq. 1) a crippling injury • Syn: ↑disabling, ↑incapacitating • Similar to: ↑unhealthful …   Useful english dictionary

  • crippling — adjective That cripples …   Wiktionary

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