to deprive (a person) of strength, power, or abilityA serious fall incapacitated him.
a car alarm that immobilizes the engine
The strike has virtually paralysed the country.
The prostrated army shuffled and reordered.
put someone out of action (informal),
lay someone up (informal),
He was recovering from a knee injury that laid him up for six months.
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in the sense of cripple
to make a cripple ofHe had been warned that another bad fall could cripple him for life.
in the sense of disable
to make ineffective, unfit, or incapableTendon damage really disabled her.
in the sense of lay someone up
to confine through illnessHe was recovering from a knee injury that laid him up for six months.
confine (to bed),
incapacitate 的词库—— 柯林斯 英语词库
Life on the edge