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Noun handicap has 3 senses
  1. disability, disablement, handicap, impairment - the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"
    --1 is a kind of unfitness, poor shape, bad condition
    --1 has particulars:
     bowleg, genu varum, tibia vara; anorgasmia; disability of walking; astasia; amputation; hearing impairment, hearing disorder; dysomia; visual impairment, visual defect, vision defect, visual disorder; prolapse, prolapsus, descensus; hypoesthesia, hypesthesia; knock-knee, genu valgum, tibia valga; pigeon toes; bow leg, bow legs, bandy legs
    Derived form: verb handicap1
  2. handicap - advantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning
    --2 is a kind of
    advantage, vantage
    --2 has particulars: penalty
    Derived form: verb handicap2
  3. hindrance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap - something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
    --3 is a kind of difficulty
    --3 has particulars:
     albatross, millstone; bind; drag; obstacle, obstruction; straitjacket
    Derived form: verb handicap3
Verb handicap has 3 senses
  1. disable, invalid, incapacitate, handicap - injure permanently; "He was disabled in a car accident"
    --1 is one way to injure, wound
    Derived form: noun handicap1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  2. handicap - attempt to forecast the winner (especially in a horse race) and assign odds for or against a contestant
    --2 is one way to
    Derived forms: noun handicap2, noun handicapper1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  3. handicap, hinder, hamper - put at a disadvantage; "The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements"
    --3 is one way to disadvantage, disfavor, disfavour
    Derived form: noun handicap3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
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