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handle

han·dle

handle

 
pronunciation:
haen dl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a part designed to be grasped in order to lift or hold the thing to which it is attached.
A suitcase needs to have strong handles.The handle on the top drawer is loose.
 
synonyms:
grip, hilt, hold, pull, shaft
similar words:
bail, haft, handlebar, helve, knob, stock
definition 2: anything that is used as or resembles such a part.
similar words:
grip, handlebar, hold, knob, pull
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: handled, handles, handling
definition 1: to deal with; manage.
The police had to call in extra officers to handle the emergency.In this job, you will have to handle various types of requests from customers.He's a difficult person, so you'll have to learn how to handle him.
synonyms:
cope with, deal with, hack, manage
similar words:
come to grips with, command, control, execute, master, negotiate, process, treat, work
definition 2: to manipulate or examine with the hands.
You have to handle the puppy more gently.
synonyms:
manipulate
similar words:
feel, finger, grope, hold, palpate, paw, stroke, touch
definition 3: to do business in; trade in.
Do you handle appliances?
synonyms:
carry, deal in, market, sell, trade in
similar words:
offer, peddle, traffic in
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to behave or operate in a certain way when used.
I need a car that handles well.
similar words:
ride
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