handicap

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Noun[change]

Singular
handicap

Plural
handicaps

  1. Something that makes someone disadvantaged. This often refers to being disabled physically or mentally.
  2. A change made in a race or competition to make it more equal. This might involve giving one player more time, or extra points at the start.

Verb[change]

Plain form
handicap

Third-person singular
handicaps

Past tense
handicapped

Past participle
handicapped

Present participle
handicapping

  1. To figure out who has the best chance of winning a race or competition
  2. To be disadvantaged