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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 crip·ple /ˈkrɪpəl/
 跛者,殘廢(vt.)使跛,使成殘廢,削弱(a.)跛的,殘廢的

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 crip·ple /ˈkrɪpəl/ 名詞
 跛子,使殘廢,殘缺,跛的,殘疾的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crip·ple a. Lame; halting. [R.] “The cripple, tardy-gaited night.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crip·ple, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crippled p. pr. & vb. n. Crippling ]
 1. To deprive of the use of a limb, particularly of a leg or foot; to lame.
    He had crippled the joints of the noble child.   --Sir W. Scott.
 2. To deprive of strength, activity, or capability for service or use; to disable; to deprive of resources; as, to be financially crippled.
    More serious embarrassments . . . were crippling the energy of the settlement in the Bay.   --Palfrey.
    An incumbrance which would permanently cripple the body politic.   --Macaulay.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crip·ple n.  One who creeps, halts, or limps; one who has lost, or never had, the use of a limb or limbs; a lame person; hence, one who is partially disabled.
    I am a cripple in my limbs; but what decays are in my mind, the reader must determine.   --Dryden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crip·ple, n. [Local. U. S.] (a) Swampy or low wet ground, often covered with brush or with thickets; bog.
    The flats or cripple land lying between high- and low-water lines, and over which the waters of the stream ordinarily come and go.    --Pennsylvania Law Reports.
 (b) A rocky shallow in a stream; -- a lumberman's term.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 cripple
      n : someone whose legs are disabled
      v 1: deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or
           worthless; "This measure crippled our efforts"; "Their
           behavior stultified the boss's hard work" [syn: stultify]
      2: deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg; "The
         accident has crippled her for life" [syn: lame]