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To act as an impediment or burden 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 physically injure or cripple someone or an animal
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To put at an unfair disadvantage
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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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Situations that require resolution
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Plural for a physical or mental condition that restricts a person's ability to function
“Whether an individual is born with a visual handicap or acquires one later in life, he or she may still aspire to a challenging and fulfilling career with proper rehabilitation.”
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Plural for a circumstance that makes progress or success difficult
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“A rapid turnover of teachers is a handicap to progress in the program.”
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Plural for something or someone that is likely to be disadvantageous
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“The Lions are starting with a considerable handicap, having already lost Brent Moloney to a calf injury.”
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Plural for an advantage given, especially to a competitor in sports
“The forecast is that we go with the locals with a favorable handicap of +3.5 points.”
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Plural for a punishment imposed for breaking a law, rule, or contract
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