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- (usually offensive) Having a less than fully functional limb, or injuries which prevent full mobility.
- 1848, Charlotte Bronte, chapter 17, in Jane Eyre:
- A crippled man, twenty years older than you, whom you will have to wait on?
- (usually offensive) Having any difficulty or impediment which can be likened to a crippling injury.
- 1893, Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson.:
- The Percy Driscoll estate was in such a crippled shape when its owner died that it could pay only sixty percent of its great indebtedness, and was settled at that rate.
having a physical impediment
- simple past tense and past participle of