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handling

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

the act or activity of looking after and making decisions about something
  • the handling of proper order in the courtroom is the job of the sergeant at arms

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handling

verb
present participle of handle

Synonyms & Antonyms of handling (Entry 2 of 2)

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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2 to behave toward in a stated way
  • handles all requests professionally, even when customers are rude

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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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6 to be in charge of
  • I'll be handling the team's workouts while the leader is on vacation

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The first known use of handling was before the 12th century

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“Handling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/handling. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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