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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A support used under the arm by an injured person to help in walking. Also: anything one relies on for support.

Usage examples (20)
  • Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch.
  • Could this create some sort of a crutch, which is very necessary, with the socialist world?
  • It may be a "crutch", and I don't like speech crutches.
  • They crutch, meaning they jerk forward on their pectoral fins. for more
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  • After that injury to his "crotch" (the bodily area where one's legs fork), he can only get up from a "crouch" (to bend the legs down low) by using a "crutch" (an underarm support).
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