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handle

han·dle

handle

 
 
pronunciation:
haen dl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
fly off the handle
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part of speech: noun
definition: the part of an object made to be held in order to lift, move, or hold the object.
Use the handles to open the drawer.
 
synonyms:
grip, hilt, hold, shaft
similar words:
handlebar, knob, stock
phrase: fly off the handle
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: handled, handles, handling
definition 1: to deal with; manage.
He handled the arrival of extra guests very well.
synonyms:
cope with, deal with, manage
similar words:
command, control, execute, master, process, treat, work
definition 2: to touch or examine with the hands.
Please handle the flowers gently.
similar words:
feel, finger, grope, hold, paw, stroke, touch
definition 3: to behave or operate in a certain way when used.
My new bicycle handles hills well.
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