But as the day wore on, El Comandante was visibly piqued and coughing, in crippling pain.
Depressing is really what Cuba has become—repression, bureaucracy, and crippling poverty.
In this case, a new and uncharacteristic American risk-aversion has been crippling.
That said, the ingrained belief that today is simply the latest episode of familiar patterns is crippling our ability to function.
crippling economic growth now through onerous regulations would be a serious blow to India's poverty-stricken majority.
There is no other sound explanation of the crippling of the wireless and the stealing of the boat.
He tossed Vulcan over a nearby cliff, crippling him for good.
How desirable one of those iron "lightning sticks" would be for crippling an enemy!
And so to her, Richard, your crippling has come to be dearer than any other man's wholeness.
It was probably with the idea of crippling this base, from which her pursuers were radiating, that the Emden made her raid here.
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.