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English definition of “crutch”

crutch

noun [C]     /krʌtʃ/
STICK a stick that you put under your arm to help you walk if you have injured your leg or foot: [usually plural] Charles was on crutches for six weeks.Medical dressings, supports and devices
BODY UK (UK/US crotch) the part of your body between the tops of your legs, or the part of a piece of clothing that covers this areaThe human torso
(Definition of crutch noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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