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handle

noun

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1 a part by which an implement is held
  • a set of steak knives with wooden handles
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2 a word or combination of words by which a person or thing is regularly known
  • The boxer likes to go by the handle {ldquo}Champ.{rdquo}
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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 {ldquo}Hulk.{rdquo}
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handle

verb

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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
  • We learned how to handle basic woodworking power tools.
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4 to look after and make decisions about
  • I'll take care of the flower beds, and you can handle 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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