Cripple

What is Cripple ?

Cripple is (noun) a person who is disabled or has difficulty in walking (offensive) Cripples sat outside the hotel, begging for money from tourists.(verb) 1. to disable someone He was crippled in a mining accident. 2. to prevent something from working The explosion crippled the supertanker and she drifted towards the rocks. The bus and rail strike has crippled the capital’s transport system.

 

source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level