handicap - definition and synonyms

 
verb [transitive] [often passive] 

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/ˈhændiˌkæp/
present tense
I/you/we/theyhandicap
he/she/ithandicaps
present participlehandicapping
past tensehandicapped
past participlehandicapped
  1. to give someone a disadvantage

    Some applicants were handicapped by their poor level of English.