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Noun
A device to assist in motion, typically providing support under the arm to reduce weight on a leg
“I had to walk with a crutch for some time, but gradually got better and stronger.”
Noun
Anything that provides support or reinforcement, figuratively or literally
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“A great emperor, using his wealth as a crutch, built this mausoleum for his wife, but what has it to do with the love of us poor?”
Noun
Anything that provides help or aid as a (figurative) crutch would
“As student abilities grow, teachers reduce the amount of support they give so that these students continue to grow, instead of using that support as a crutch.”
Noun
The region of the genitals
Noun
A person or thing that supports or supplements
Noun
A person or thing on which something else is based or depends
Noun
A thing resembling an elbow, in particular, something bent through, or at, an angle
Verb
To strengthen or stabilize
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