crutch

USAGE NOTE
This word is often used in the plural in sense 1.
crutch(
kruhch
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (walking support)
a. la muleta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I walked with crutches for six weeks after my accident.Caminé con muletas por seis semanas después del accidente.
2. (over-used support)
a. el apoyo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Emily uses work as a crutch to help her overcome her depression.Emily usa el trabajo como un apoyo para superar su depresión.
b. la muleta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Steven uses drugs as a crutch to avoid dealing with his problems.Steven usa las drogas como una muleta para evitar enfrentarse a sus problemas.
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crutch
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (for walking)
a. la muleta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (fig)
a. el apoyo m, sostén
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(support)
to be on crutchesir con muletas
3. (of trousers, person)
a. la entrepierna
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
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crutch [krʌtʃ]
noun
1 (Med) muleta (f); (support) apoyo (m);
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