But soon after the dawn of the republic in 1804, it was crippled by an enormous public debt.
The Supreme Court recently crippled the pre-clearance remedy of the Voting Rights Act.
The crippled giants should also be extending their philanthropy to a street-eye level.
The longer-term prognosis is crippled by Israeli restrictions.
"Go gay, be crippled, don't sing and dance on screen," Basinger advises.
They had, it seemed to me, made a kind of crippled and ugly demigod of him.
She felt a cramp around her root That crippled every outmost shoot.
His kind disposition and good-nature have given him many friends, but love of money and appearances have crippled his usefulness.
The expedition to Shropshire crippled the Basts permanently.
If she had been crippled in both legs her curiosity would have helped her to get up the stairs on her hands.
Old English crypel, related to cryppan "to crook, bend," from Proto-Germanic *krupilaz (cf. Old Frisian kreppel, Middle Dutch cropel, German krüppel, Old Norse kryppill). Possibly also related to Old English creopan "to creep" (creopere, literally "creeper," was another Old English word for "crippled person").
mid-13c., "to move slowly," from cripple (n.). Meaning "make a cripple of, lame" is from early 14c. Related: Crippled; crippling.
cripple crip·ple (krĭp'əl)
One that is partially disabled or unable to use a limb or limbs. v. crip·pled, crip·pling, crip·ples
To cause to lose the use of a limb or limbs.