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handle

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1 a part by which an implement is held

  • was given a set a steak knives with wooden handles
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3 a descriptive or familiar name given instead of or in addition to the one belonging to an individual

  • since it seemed decreed that every new firefighter have a handle, his was soon "Hulk"
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handle

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1 to deal with (something) usually skillfully or efficiently

  • as host of a live TV talk show, she must handle any situation that comes up
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come to grips with, have a grip on

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2 to behave toward in a stated way

  • handles all requests professionally, even when customers are rude
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do by

3 to control the mechanical operation of

  • learned how to handle basic woodworking power tools
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4 to look after and make decisions about

  • she takes care of the flower beds, and he handles all the lawn care
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watch over

5 to put up with (something painful or difficult)

  • I can't handle much more of this foul weather
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live with, lump (it), stand for, tough out (it)

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6 to be in charge of

  • I'll be handling the team's workouts while the leader is on vacation
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call the shots (of), call the tune (for), ride herd on, watch over


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