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Negative ConnotationPlay
Using 'cripple' can imply negativity and is often considered offensive when referring to individuals. SlideInstead of saying 'He is crippled', consider 'He has a disability'.
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Financial ContextPlay
Used metaphorically to describe severe economic damage or restriction. SlideThe trade sanctions crippled the country's economy.
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Physical ImpairmentPlay
'Cripple' suggests a permanent or long-term inability to move. SlideThe athlete was scared that the injury might cripple him.