- vt. 削弱；使跛；使残废
- n. 跛子；残废
- adj. 跛的；残废的
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1. The etymological sense of cripple appears to be 'someone who creeps along'.
2. creep + -le => cripple.
- cripple: [OE] The etymological sense of cripple appears to be ‘someone who creeps along’, for it probably goes back ultimately to the same Indo- European base, *greub-, as creep. The word is widespread in the Germanic languages: German has kruppel, Dutch kreupel, and Norwegian krypel.
- cripple (n.)
- Old English crypel, related to cryppan "to crook, bend," from Proto-Germanic *krupilaz (cognates: Old Frisian kreppel, Middle Dutch cropel, German krüppel, Old Norse kryppill). Possibly also related to Old English creopan "to creep" (creopere, literally "creeper," was another Old English word for "crippled person").
- cripple (v.)
- mid-13c., "to move slowly," from cripple (n.). Meaning "make a cripple of, lame" is from early 14c. Related: Crippled; crippling.
- 1. The national health system saved him from becoming a cripple.
- 2. A total cut-off of supplies would cripple the country's economy.
- 3. Let's try to cripple their communications.
- 4. It is wrong to make fun of a cripple.
- 5. It's cruel to make fun of a cripple.
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