incapacitate (someone)

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incapacitate (someone)

To cause someone to be physically unable to do something. Oh man, that illness incapacitated me for weeks—I still get tired just walking up and down the steps.
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incapacitate someone (for something) (for a period of time)

to make someone physically unfit for [doing] something for a period of time. The accident incapacitated Rick for further work for a year. Sam's carelessness incapacitated Frank for a month.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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