present tense third-person singular of handle
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as in treats
to behave toward in a stated way handles all requests professionally, even when customers are rude

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as in operates
to control the mechanical operation of learned how to handle basic woodworking power tools

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handles

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noun

plural of handle

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“Handles.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/handles. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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