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Sex is full of lies. The body tries to tell the truth. But, it's usually too battered with rules to be heard, and bound with pretenses so it can hardly move. We cripple ourselves with lies.
Jim Morrison

Meaning of "cripple" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CRIPPLE

Old English crypel; related to crēopan to creep, Old Frisian kreppel a cripple, Middle Low German kröpel.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CRIPPLE

cripple  [ˈkrɪpəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRIPPLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cripple is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb cripple in English.

WHAT DOES CRIPPLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Cripple

A cripple is a person or animal with a physical disability, particularly one who is unable to walk because of an injury or illness. The word was recorded as early as 950 AD, and derives from the Proto-Germanic krupilaz. The German and Dutch words Krüppel and kreupel are cognates. By the 1970s, the word generally came to be regarded as pejorative when used for people with disabilities. Cripple is also a transitive verb, meaning "cause a disability or inability".

Definition of cripple in the English dictionary

The first definition of cripple in the dictionary is a person who is lame. Other definition of cripple is a person who is or seems disabled or deficient in some way. Cripple is also a dense thicket, usually in marshy land.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CRIPPLE

PRESENT

Present
I cripple
you cripple
he/she/it cripples
we cripple
you cripple
they cripple
Present continuous
I am crippling
you are crippling
he/she/it is crippling
we are crippling
you are crippling
they are crippling
Present perfect
I have crippled
you have crippled
he/she/it has crippled
we have crippled
you have crippled
they have crippled
Present perfect continuous
I have been crippling
you have been crippling
he/she/it has been crippling
we have been crippling
you have been crippling
they have been crippling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I crippled
you crippled
he/she/it crippled
we crippled
you crippled
they crippled
Past continuous
I was crippling
you were crippling
he/she/it was crippling
we were crippling
you were crippling
they were crippling
Past perfect
I had crippled
you had crippled
he/she/it had crippled
we had crippled
you had crippled
they had crippled
Past perfect continuous
I had been crippling
you had been crippling
he/she/it had been crippling
we had been crippling
you had been crippling
they had been crippling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will cripple
you will cripple
he/she/it will cripple
we will cripple
you will cripple
they will cripple
Future continuous
I will be crippling
you will be crippling
he/she/it will be crippling
we will be crippling
you will be crippling
they will be crippling
Future perfect
I will have crippled
you will have crippled
he/she/it will have crippled
we will have crippled
you will have crippled
they will have crippled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been crippling
you will have been crippling
he/she/it will have been crippling
we will have been crippling
you will have been crippling
they will have been crippling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would cripple
you would cripple
he/she/it would cripple
we would cripple
you would cripple
they would cripple
Conditional continuous
I would be crippling
you would be crippling
he/she/it would be crippling
we would be crippling
you would be crippling
they would be crippling
Conditional perfect
I would have cripple
you would have cripple
he/she/it would have cripple
we would have cripple
you would have cripple
they would have cripple
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been crippling
you would have been crippling
he/she/it would have been crippling
we would have been crippling
you would have been crippling
they would have been crippling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you cripple
we let´s cripple
you cripple
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to cripple
Past participle
crippled
Present Participle
crippling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRIPPLE


archetypal
ˌɑːkɪˈtaɪpəl
aripple
əˈrɪpəl
disciple
dɪˈsaɪpəl
gripple
ˈɡrɪpəl
maple
ˈmeɪpəl
multiple
ˈmʌltɪpəl
municipal
mjuːˈnɪsɪpəl
nipple
ˈnɪpəl
papal
ˈpeɪpəl
participle
ˈpɑːtɪsɪpəl
principal
ˈprɪnsɪpəl
principle
ˈprɪnsɪpəl
ripple
ˈrɪpəl
Siple
ˈsaɪpəl
sipple
ˈsɪpəl
staple
ˈsteɪpəl
tipple
ˈtɪpəl
triple
ˈtrɪpəl
tripple
ˈtrɪpəl
vice-principal
ˌvaɪsˈprɪnsɪpəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRIPPLE

crinoidean
crinolette
crinoline
crinose
crinum
crinum lily
criollo
crios
cripes
Crippen
Cripple Creek
crippled
crippledom
crippler
crippleware
crippling
cripplingly
Cripps
cris de coeur
crise

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRIPPLE

Adam´s apple
apple
bad apple
Big Apple
bleed nipple
copple
emotional cripple
fipple
grapple
grease nipple
jogger´s nipple
pineapple
rotten apple
scrapple
stipple
sugar apple
supple
swipple
the Big Apple
topple

Synonyms and antonyms of cripple in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CRIPPLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «cripple» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of cripple

Translation of «cripple» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRIPPLE

Find out the translation of cripple to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cripple from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cripple» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

使受伤致残
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

lisiarse
570 millions of speakers

English

cripple
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अपंग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

калечить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

aleijar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কাক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rendre infirme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cacat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

zum Krüppel machen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

身体障害を負わせる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

불구가 되다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cripple
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

làm hư
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முடக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पांगळे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sakat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

menomare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

okaleczyć
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

калічити
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

infirm
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ακρωτηριάσει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kreupel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

krympling
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

krøpling
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cripple

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CRIPPLE»

The term «cripple» is quite widely used and occupies the 37.664 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CRIPPLE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «cripple» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «cripple» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cripple

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10 QUOTES WITH «CRIPPLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cripple.
1
Uzo Aduba
My mother is a fighter. After she battled polio and learned to walk again, the doctors told her she would be a cripple her entire life. Instead of accepting defeat, she refused this fate and went on to become the West African Women's Singles tennis champion in college.
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Ernest Bramah
Although there exist many thousand subjects for elegant conversation, there are persons who cannot meet a cripple without talking about feet.
3
David D. Burns
Practically everybody knows what it's like to feel anxious, worried, nervous, afraid, uptight, or panicky. Often, anxiety is just a nuisance, but sometimes it can cripple you and prevent you from doing what you really want with your life. But I have some great news for you: You can change the way you feel.
4
Jim Dale
I'd get more applause than some because I was just seventeen. If they didn't clap at the end of my act I would limp off stage and boy would they feel guilty. They would all burst into tremendous applause as they saw this poor cripple kid walking off.
5
Philip Hammond
Cyber weapons provide the tantalising possibility of being able to cripple the enemy without inflicting lasting damage on them.
6
Richard Hatch
I know from personal experience how fear and low self worth can cripple one's ability to succeed in life. But with a little support, caring and inspiration, miracles can happen.
7
David Lehman
Poetry criticism at its worst today is mean in spirit and spiteful in intent, as if determined to inflict the wound that will spur the artist to new heights if it does not cripple him or her.
8
Jerry Lewis
Pity? You don't want to be pitied because you're a cripple in a wheelchair? Stay in your house!
9
Jim Morrison
Sex is full of lies. The body tries to tell the truth. But, it's usually too battered with rules to be heard, and bound with pretenses so it can hardly move. We cripple ourselves with lies.
10
Wilhelm Ostwald
In specific circumstances the period of aging decline can set in earlier in a particular organ than in the organism as a whole which, in a certain general or theoretical sense, is left a cripple or invalid.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRIPPLE»

Discover the use of cripple in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cripple and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Hot Cripple: An Incurable Smart-ass Takes on the Health Care ...
Inspired by her acclaimed one-woman show, this is a bitingly funny and keenly observed account of the cracks in our medical and social welfare system and how one woman's resilience combined with a generous dollop of humor helped her fight ...
Hogan Gorman, 2012
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The Good Cripple
The Good Crippleobsessively focused, chilling, allegoricalis stunningly explosive. With its enigmatic beginning, however, and its circular relentless structure, the novel is also dense with ideas: can one be whole after mutilation?
Rodrigo Rey Rosa, 2004
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Hooky the Cripple: The Grim Tale of a Hunchback Who Triumphs
He is also the subject of the acclaimed movie 'Chopper'. The illustrator's work has been exhibited worldwide and won the Archibald Prize in 2000.
Mark Brandon Read, Mark 'Chopper' Read, 2002
4
Cripple Poetics
Cripple Poetics preserves and unfolds the artifacts of an original and timely love story that might otherwise have remained shrouded in a small, forgotten corner of cyberspace.
Petra Kuppers, Neil Marcus, 2008
5
Cripple Creek Days
Mabel Barbee Lee has written a rousing tale of early days in Cripple Creek, Colorado.
Mabel Barbee Lee, 1984
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The Dragon of Cripple Creek
Praise for The Dragon of Cripple Creek “Writing in Kat’s first-person narrative, which is wry and funny, clipped and eloquent, Howell, best known as an illustrator, mixes fantasy adventure with a moving conservation story in a debut ...
Troy Howell, 2011
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Eleven Blunders that Cripple Psychotherapy in America: A ...
First Published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Nicholas A. Cummings, William T. O'Donohue, 2010
8
To Cripple a Butterfly: A Memoir
Or would she find her mother could pimp her out just as easily as her sisters? Follow Jetta's life from adolescence to adulthood in part one of this heartbreaking memoir -To Cripple a Butterfly.
Jetta Remonia Owens, Debra Walter, 2011
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Enemy, Cripple, Beggar: Shadows in the Hero's Path
In 'Shadows in the Hero's Path: the Enemy, the Cripple, and the Beggar,' Erel Shalit provides new thoughts and views on the concepts of Hero and Shadow.
Erel Shalit, 2008
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The Empire of Kalman the Cripple
Kalman, a Jew living in Poland just before World War II, is a cunning, ill-tempered man who maliciously seeks revenge on others, but who ultimately claws out a better world for those he loves 'When the community elder Reb Jonah Swerdl ...
Yehudah Elberg, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRIPPLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cripple is used in the context of the following news items.
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Heat & bandh cripple Assam
Heat & bandh cripple Assam. - Six organisations demand scheduled tribe status. Our Bureau. Bandh supporters shout slogans and burn tyres ... «Calcutta Telegraph, Jul 15»
2
Cripple Creek museums to get new upgrades
Cripple Creek's two main museums have hit the historic preservation jackpot for close to $20,000 this year. But in the wake of these awards, ... «The Mountain Jackpot, Jul 15»
3
Cripple Creek Cloggers To Perform for Chinese Group at MTSU
Rutherford County's famous Cripple Creek Cloggers will perform this Saturday night (7/11/2015) for a delegation from China at MTSU's Student ... «Wgnsradio, Jul 15»
4
Rogue car dealer threatened amputee soldier and called him a …
A car dealer who called an amputee soldier a '******* cripple' and threatened to have him beaten up has been jailed. Reading Crown Court ... «ITV News, Jul 15»
5
How America's Lax Gun Laws Help Criminals and Cripple Minority …
In the wake of the massacre at Charleston's African Methodist Episcopal Church last month, gun rights advocates have been quick to seize the ... «VICE, Jul 15»
6
Wilayat Sinai fails to cripple Egyptian army
SHEIKH ZUWEID, Egypt — On the morning of July 1, 2015, Sinai witnessed a new series of highly complicated developments, following ... «Al-Monitor, Jul 15»
7
Newmont Mining Acquires Cripple Creek from AngloGold
Newmont Mining (NEM) announced on June 8 that it has a purchase agreement to acquire the CC&V (Cripple Creek & Victor) gold mine from ... «Market Realist, Jul 15»
8
Disgruntled moderators cripple Reddit following loss of AMA chief
The self-proclaimed 'front page of the internet' has parted ways with Victoria Taylor, who was largely responsible for securing and coordinating ... «TrustedReviews, Jul 15»
9
“Untouchable” Israel continues to cripple Gaza with its sea blockade
Israel's military thugs are once more raiding mercy ships on the high seas in an effort to prevent humanitarian aid reaching the 1.8 million souls ... «Redress Information & Analysis, Jul 15»
10
Police cripple human trafficking, save six women
Police cripple human trafficking, save six women. By Roy Goh - 2 July 2015 @ 8:46 PM. KOTA KINABALU: Police crippled a vice syndicate with the arrest of a ... «New Straits Times Online, Jul 15»

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