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Noun
A circumstance that makes progress or success difficult
“Although there are many higher levels on which rebirth can be achieved, they are potentially a handicap to spiritual progress.”
Noun
A condition that markedly restricts a person's ability to function physically, mentally, or socially
“He was born with a significant visual handicap.”
Noun
A feature of someone or something that creates difficulty for achieving success
“… her natural shyness was not a handicap when she played chess.”
Noun
The advantage or disadvantage given
“I see your handicap is down from 16 to 12.”
Verb
Act as an impediment to
“And, more importantly, it may be a decision that could handicap the sponsor's future development efforts.”
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