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Overview of noun handicap

The noun handicap has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (1) disability, disablement, handicap, impairment

(the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment")

2. (1) handicap

(advantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning)

3. hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap

(something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress)

Overview of verb handicap

The verb handicap has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) disable, invalid, incapacitate, handicap

(injure permanently; "He was disabled in a car accident")

2. handicap

(attempt to forecast the winner (especially in a horse race) and assign odds for or against a contestant)

3. handicap, hinder, hamper

(put at a disadvantage; "The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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