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"paralyse" in British English

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paralyseverb [T]

UK (US paralyze) uk   /ˈpær.əl.aɪz/  us   /ˈper-/
to ​cause a ​person, ​animal, or ​part of the ​body to ​lose the ​ability to ​move or ​feel: The ​drug paralyses the ​nerves so that there is no ​feeling or ​movement in the ​legs. to ​cause a ​person, ​group, or ​organization to ​stopworking or ​actingnormally: A ​suddensnowstorm paralysed the ​city.
(Definition of paralyse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"paralyse" in Business English

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paralyseverb [T]

UK ( US paralyze) uk   us   /ˈpærəlaɪz/
to cause a ​person, ​group, or ​organization to ​stopworking: The ​fuelprotesters have threatened to ​try to paralyse the country again on November 13. The ​company was paralyzed by ​debt for more than five ​years.
(Definition of paralyse from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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