"cripples" in the noun sense
someone who is unable to walk normally because of an injury or disability to the legs or back
"cripples" in the verb sense
1. cripple, stultify
deprive of strength or efficiency make useless or worthless
"This measure crippled our efforts"
"Their behavior stultified the boss's hard work"
2. cripple, lame
deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg
"The accident has crippled her for life"
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