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cripple

verb [T]  /ˈkrɪp·əl/ us  

cripple verb [T] (DAMAGE)

to make something much less effective; damage: Economic sanctions have crippled the country’s economy.

cripple verb [T] (INJURE)

to cause someone to be unable to move or walk in the usual way because of an injury or illness: The accident crippled him.
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