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crutch / krəch/ • n. 1. a long stick with a crosspiece at the top, used as a support under the armpit by a lame person. ∎  [in sing.] fig. a thing used for support or reassurance: they use the Internet as a crutch for their loneliness. 2. archaic another term for crotch (of the body or a garment). • v. [intr.] move by means of or as if by means of crutches.

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crutch

crutch staff with crosspiece for an infirm person. OE. cryċ(ċ) = OS. krukka, OHG. krucka (G. krücke), ON. krykkja; cf. CROOK.

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crutch

crutch a crutch is the emblem of St Giles, who was traditionally lame.

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crutch

crutchclutch, crutch, Dutch, hutch, inasmuch, insomuch, much, mutch, scutch, such, thrutch, touch •nonesuch

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