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English verb: paralyse

1. paralyse (change) make powerless and unable to function


SamplesThe bureaucracy paralyzes the entire operation.


Synonymsparalyze


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)deactivate, inactivate

2. paralyse (change) cause to be paralyzed and immobile


SamplesThe poison paralyzed him.
Fear paralyzed her.


Synonymsparalyze


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)immobilise, immobilize


Narrower (hyponym)palsy









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