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    handle - Dictionary definition and meaning for word handle

    Definition
    (noun) the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
    Synonyms : grip , handgrip , hold
    Example Sentence
    • he grabbed the hammer by the handle
    • it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip
    Definition
    (verb) be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
    Synonyms : care , deal , manage
    Example Sentence
    • I can deal with this crew of workers
    • This blender can't handle nuts
    • She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old
    Definition
    (verb) interact in a certain way
    Synonyms : do by , treat
    Example Sentence
    • Do right by her
    • Treat him with caution, please
    • Handle the press reporters gently
    Definition
    (verb) act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
    Synonyms : address , cover , deal , plow , treat
    Example Sentence
    • This book deals with incest
    • The course covered all of Western Civilization
    • The new book treats the history of China
    Definition
    (verb) touch, lift, or hold with the hands
    Synonyms : palm
    Example Sentence
    • Don't handle the merchandise
    Definition
    (verb) handle effectively
    Synonyms : manage , wield
    Example Sentence
    • The burglar wielded an axe
    • The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well
    Definition
    (verb) show and train
    Example Sentence
    • The prize-winning poodle was handled by Mrs. Priscilla Prescott
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