What does the word paralyze mean?

Usage examples for paralyze

  1. Successful action cures idle dissipation, while unsuccessful efforts discourage and paralyze industry. – Education in The Home, The Kindergarten, and The Primary School by Elizabeth P. Peabody
  2. The troubles that never happen, if dwelt upon, paralyze the will until health and holiness become extremely difficult of attainment. – Health Through Will Power by James J. Walsh
  3. Harry Bridges on the West Coast can order a political demonstration having nothing to do with " labor" matters, and paralyze the economy of half the nation. – The Invisible Government by Dan Smoot