"handicapping" in the verb sense
1. disable, invalid, incapacitate, handicap
"He was disabled in a car accident"
attempt to forecast the winner (especially in a horse race) and assign odds for or against a contestant
3. handicap, hinder, hamper
put at a disadvantage
"The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements"
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