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Verb
(somewhat rare) Bringing harm or injury to
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Present participle for to render physically powerless, injured or unable to move
“Zach defied all expectations that this accident would cripple him and transform his life for the worst.”
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Present participle for to cause to be immobilized, weakened or ineffective
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“Too many or too few T cells in the blood can cripple the immune system.”
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Present participle for to be detrimental to
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“This sort of overprotection may actually cripple his ability to be resilient and discourage him from trying anything new.”
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Present participle for to cause something to stop functioning altogether
“We need to effectively respond to the bad actors out there who want to steal our data and cripple our systems.”
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Present participle for to render financially unstable
“Mounting debts would eventually cripple the company.”
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Present participle for to prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
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Present participle for to weaken or reduce in strength or intensity
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Present participle for to diminish the confidence or courage of
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Present participle for to remove or cut off the limbs or parts of
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Present participle for to weaken an armed opposition, such as a military or army
Adjective
Resulting in or from disaster
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Requiring, or involving, great mental or physical effort
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Costing far more than can be afforded
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Severe or harsh in nature
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Noun
The act of sabotaging something
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The prevention or failure of the progress, success, or fulfillment of something
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The process of decreasing military capabilities
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