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han·dle

handle

 
 
pronunciation:
haen dl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: the part of an object that you hold in order to lift or move the object.
Lift the pot off the stove by its handle.
 
similar words:
knob
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part of speech: verb
inflections: handles, handling, handled
definition: to do what needs to be done with something or someone; manage; control.
She can handle any task her boss gives her.The manager handles the customers who complain.He didn't have enough experience to handle that horse.
synonyms:
deal with
similar words:
command, control, master, process, work
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