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1handicap/ˈhændiˌkæp/noun
pluralhandicaps
1handicap
/ˈhændiˌkæp/
noun
pluralhandicaps
Learner's definition of HANDICAP  
[count]
sometimes offensive  : a physical or mental condition that may limit what a person can do : a physical or mental disability
◊ Some people consider the word handicap offensive in this sense and prefer the word disability.
: a problem, situation, or event that makes progress or success difficult
golf  : a number that shows a golfer's level of skill and that is used to allow golfers of different abilities to compete with each other
: a horse race in which some horses are required to carry more weight so that all the horses in the race will have an equal chance of winning
2handicap/ˈhændɪˌkæp/verb
handicapshandicappedhandicapping
2handicap
/ˈhændɪˌkæp/
verb
handicapshandicappedhandicapping
Learner's definition of HANDICAP  
[+ object]
: to make success or progress difficult for (someone) — usually used as (be) handicapped
US  : to make a judgment about the likely winner of a race or contest

— handicapper

/ˈhændiˌkæpɚ/noun,pluralhandicappers[count]
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