(=put at a disadvantage)
[+person] désavantager, handicaper
→ Leicestershire's bowlers were handicapped by the wet ball.
→ While respected for his integrity, M Jospin is handicapped by an image of dullness and rigidity.
[+organization, community] handicaper
→ It's a newer country not handicapped by barriers from past history.
→ We need to streamline the bureaucracy handicapping the small business community.