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handicap

US [ˈhændiˌkæp]
UK ['hændi.kæp]
  • n.障碍;阻碍;生理缺陷;弱智
  • v.妨碍;阻碍
  • Web盘口;残障;差点
Plural Form:handicaps  Past Tense:handicapped  Present Participle:handicapping  
Handicap
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n.
1.
[c][u]
生理缺陷;弱智;残疾a permanent physical or mental condition that makes it difficult or impossible to use a particular part of your body or mind
Despite her handicap, Jane is able to hold down a full-time job.
简尽管有生理缺陷,却能够保住一份全职工作。
mental/physical/visual handicap
智力╱生理╱视力缺陷
2.
[c]
障碍;阻碍something that makes it difficult for sb to do sth
Not speaking the language proved to be a bigger handicap than I'd imagined.
事实证明,不会讲这种语言所造成的障碍比我想象的大。
3.
[c]
让赛,让步赛(使参赛者中的优势方跑得较远、增加负重等);(让步赛中给优势方施加的)障碍,不利条件a race or competition in which the most skilful must run further, carry extra weight, etc. in order to give all those taking part an equal chance of winning; the disadvantage that is given to sb you are competing against in such a race or competition
4.
[c]
差点(给弱者减少的杆数,与实际杆数相关,并随参赛者的进度而减少)an advantage given to a weaker player so that competition is more equal when they play against a stronger player. It is expressed as a number related to the number of times a player hits the ball and gets lower as he/she improves.
v.
1.
[usupass]
~ sb/sth
妨碍;阻碍to make sth more difficult for sb to do
British exports have been handicapped by the strong pound.
英镑强势影响了英国的出口。

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