Translation of "handicap" - English-Italian dictionary

handicap

noun uk /ˈhæn·dɪ·kæp/ us /ˈhæn·diˌkæp/

something that is wrong with your mind or body permanently

handicap, disabilità
a mental/physical handicap una disabilità mentale/fisica

something that makes it more difficult for you to do something

handicap, svantaggio, ostacolo
Not having a car was a real handicap in the countryside. Non avere la macchina è stato un vero problema in campagna.
verb uk /ˈhæn·dɪ·kæp/ /ˈhæn·diˌkæp/ present participle handicapping, past tense and past participle handicapped

to make something more difficult to do

handicappare, rendere difficile
Rescue efforts have been handicapped by rough seas and strong winds. Le operazioni di salvataggio sono state rese più difficili dal mare mosso e dal vento forte.

(Translation of “handicap” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)