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To render physically powerless, injured or unable to move
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“Zach defied all expectations that this accident would cripple him and transform his life for the worst.”
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To be detrimental to
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“This sort of overprotection may actually cripple his ability to be resilient and discourage him from trying anything new.”
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To cause something to stop functioning altogether
“We need to effectively respond to the bad actors out there who want to steal our data and cripple our systems.”
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To render financially unstable
“Mounting debts would eventually cripple the company.”
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To destroy or disrupt by means of sabotage
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Deprive of strength and vigour
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Severely restrict the efficiency or effectiveness of
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To cripple or weaken an element of a video game during its development
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To deplete, or be depleted, in physical strength or energy
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To diminish the confidence or courage of
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Disarm; smooth over
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To take apart or break down
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Strike repeatedly with hard blows
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A person who has severely impaired physical abilities
“He had to endure being a cripple for several months as he recovered from the knee injury.”
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