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What is another word for crutch?

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A device to assist in motion, typically providing support under the arm to reduce weight on a leg
“I had to walk with a crutch for some time, but gradually got better and stronger.”
Anything that provides support or reinforcement, figuratively or literally
“A great emperor, using his wealth as a crutch, built this mausoleum for his wife, but what has it to do with the love of us poor?”
Anything that provides help or aid as a (figurative) crutch would
“As student abilities grow, teachers reduce the amount of support they give so that these students continue to grow, instead of using that support as a crutch.”
The region of the genitals
A conscious strategy used to reduce unpleasant emotions
A pole or beam used as a temporary support or to keep something in position
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Something resembling an elbow, in particular, something bent through, or at, an angle
An assistant or backup to a higher-ranking person
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To strengthen or stabilize
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