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English definition of “handicap”

handicap

noun [C] (DIFFICULTY)    /ˈhæn.dɪ.kæp/
something that makes it difficult for you to do something: I found not having a car quite a handicap in the country .Preventing and impedingLimiting and restrictingDifficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
(Definition of handicap noun (DIFFICULTY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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