crutch ( crutches plural )
1 n-count A crutch is a stick whose top fits round or under the user's arm, which someone with an injured foot or leg uses to support their weight when walking.
usu pl, oft on N
I can walk without the aid of crutches..., I was on crutches for a while.
2 n-sing If you refer to someone or something as a crutch, you mean that they give you help or support.
He gave up the crutch of alcohol.
3 n-count Your crutch is the same as your crotch.
He kicked him in the crutch.
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