put/place someone at a disadvantage

Definition of put/place someone at a disadvantage

  1. :  to make it harder for someone to succeed His lack of formal education put/placed him at a disadvantage in the business world.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to place in a specified position or relationship :  lay

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

  1. :  physical environment :  space

    :  a way for admission or transit

    :  physical surroundings :  atmosphere

  1. :  to put in or as if in a particular place or position :  set

    :  to present for consideration

    :  to put in a particular state

  1. :  some person :  somebody

  1. :  loss or damage especially to reputation, credit, or finances :  detriment

    :  an unfavorable, inferior, or prejudicial condition

    :  a quality or circumstance that makes achievement unusually difficult :  handicap

  1. :  to place at a disadvantage :  harm

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