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    handicap

    handicap - Dictionary definition and meaning for word handicap

    Definition
    (noun) the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness
    Example Sentence
    • reading disability
    • hearing impairment
    Definition
    (noun) advantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning Definition
    (noun) something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress Definition
    (verb) injure permanently
    Synonyms : disable , incapacitate , invalid
    Example Sentence
    • He was disabled in a car accident
    Definition
    (verb) attempt to forecast the winner (especially in a horse race) and assign odds for or against a contestant Definition
    (verb) put at a disadvantage
    Synonyms : hamper , hinder
    Example Sentence
    • The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements
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