Synonyms and Antonyms of cripple
- The car crash may have crippled two people for life.
- The collision so severely crippled the ship that it had to be towed into port.
annihilate, bang up, bash, batter, clobber, crush, dash, decimate, demolish, desolate, destroy, devastate, do in, pulverize, raze, ruin, scourge, shatter, smash, tear down, total, waste, wipe out, wreck
- a wave of strikes crippled that nation's steel industry
Synonym Discussion of cripple
- maimed by a shark
- crippled for life in an accident
- a tree mutilated by inept pruning
- an old ship battered by fierce storms
- a soldier's leg mangled by shrapnel
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