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Definition of 'handle'

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  1. the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
       Synonyms: grip handgrip hold


  1. be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can't handle nuts"; "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"
       Synonyms: manage deal care
  2. interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"
       Synonyms: treat do by
  3. deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China"
       Synonyms: cover treat plow deal address
  4. touch, lift, or hold with the hands; "Don't handle the merchandise"
       Synonyms: palm
  5. handle effectively; "The burglar wielded an axe"
       Synonyms: wield
  6. show and train; "The prize-winning poodle was handled by Mrs. Priscilla Prescott"

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