Translation of "cripple" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈkrɪp.l̩/ us

offensive old-fashioned a person who cannot use their arms or legs in a normal way

lisiado, -a
verb uk /ˈkrɪp.l̩/ us

to injure someone so that they are unable to walk or move in a normal way


to cause serious damage to someone or something, making him, her, or it weak and not effective

paralizar, inutilizar
a country crippled by war
crippled adjective uk /-l̩d/ us

Someone who is crippled has serious injuries that affect their ability to walk or move.

Will she be crippled for life?
crippling adjective uk /-l.̩ɪŋ/ us /-.lɪŋ/ us

Something that is crippling causes someone serious injuries or harm.

agobiante, paralizador, ruinoso
A crippling attack of malaria kept him in bed for months.
crippling debts

(Translation of “cripple” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ˈkripl/

to make lame or disabled

lisiado, mutilado, inválido
He was crippled by a fall from a horse.

to make less strong, less efficient etc

paralizar, estropear, debilitar
The war has crippled the country’s economy.

(Translation of “cripple” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)