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Definition of disadvantage verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

disadvantage

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verb
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsədˈvɑːntɪdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsədˈvæntɪdʒ//
 
disadvantage somebody/somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disadvantage
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsədˈvɑːntɪdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsədˈvæntɪdʒ//
 
he / she / it disadvantages
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsədˈvɑːntɪdʒɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsədˈvæntɪdʒɪz//
 
past simple disadvantaged
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsədˈvɑːntɪdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsədˈvæntɪdʒd//
 
past participle disadvantaged
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsədˈvɑːntɪdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsədˈvæntɪdʒd//
 
-ing form disadvantaging
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsədˈvɑːntɪdʒɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsədˈvæntɪdʒɪŋ//
 
 
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to cause problems and tend to stop somebody/something from succeeding or making progress Some pension plans may disadvantage women. opposite advantage

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