To call someone a cripple is to refer to them as a person who is unable to do many things because of their injuries. A cripple might be able to walk, but they might not be able to do anything else because of their injuries.

  • He is a cripple, which is why he can't do any physical activity.

  • The war left many cripples in the country.

Definition of cripples


deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg




deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless




someone who is unable to walk normally because of an injury or disability to the legs or back

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Example Sentences for cripples

  • 1

    It was the accident that crippled him.

  • 2

    The accident crippled the man.

  • 3

    The gang crippled him.

  • 4

    She provided alms for the crippled.

  • 5

    The Cat is the son of the cripple and the idiot.

  • 6

    The impact had crippled the company.

  • 7

    As a result of the wounds, the girl was permanently crippled.

  • 8

    But, the crippled transport sank later in the day.

  • 9

    He was never meant to cripple the evil.

  • 10

    He was often in pain but not crippled by the affliction.