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Noun
A circumstance that makes progress or success difficult
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“Although there are many higher levels on which rebirth can be achieved, they are potentially a handicap to spiritual progress.”
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A condition that markedly restricts a person's ability to function physically, mentally, or socially
“He was born with a significant visual handicap.”
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Something or someone whose presence or behavior is likely to be disadvantageous
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The advantage or disadvantage given
“I see your handicap is down from 16 to 12.”
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A punishment imposed for breaking a law, rule, or contract
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Physical incapacity
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Act as an impediment to
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“And, more importantly, it may be a decision that could handicap the sponsor's future development efforts.”
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To cause to become physically weaker
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To limit or restrict
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Put at an unfair disadvantage
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Subject to a penalty or punishment
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To put down or control by cruelty or force
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To make something more complex
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Make uniform in application or effect
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