He held the shovel by the handle.
The handles on the bag were torn. VerbHandle the fruit carefully or it will bruise.
The baked potatoes were too hot to handle with our bare hands.
He knows how to handle a motorcycle.
He handles his motorcycle well.
She learned how to handle a weapon.
She handles all the bookkeeping.
The system is handled by the main computer.
She's proven that she can handle anything.
The airport handles both passenger and cargo flights.
She couldn't handle being away from her children for more than a couple of days. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
As of Monday, the handle @realDonaldTrump boasted 87 million followers.
Irina Ivanova, CBS News, 21 Nov. 2022 Lada got rid of the disk brakes for drum brakes, built the body panels out of much thicker steel, and (strangely) added an exterior starting handle.
Matt Crisara, Popular Mechanics, 21 Nov. 2022 This horn straight razor, which has a gorgeous wood handle made by French cutlery manufacturer Thiers Issard (read: super fancy), will give him the closest shave possible.
Sara Klausing, Men's Health, 20 Nov. 2022 On top of the steel frame liners, Spyderco has fitted a handle made from linen micarta.Outside Online, 18 Nov. 2022 The handle design is comfortable to hold and allows for easy, quick cleanup after dinner without extra steps or products.
Brigitt Earley, Good Housekeeping, 18 Nov. 2022 That soggy state of affairs makes the stick umbrella from Certain Standard, with its massive, 46-inch wide canopy, sturdy fiberglass frame and cork composite handle (easy to grip, even with sweaty fingers) look pretty great.WSJ, 18 Nov. 2022 The mug, while weighing a heavy 1 pound, 7 ounces, has a sturdy handle that will help decrease the risk of dropping the vessel.
Maura Fox, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Nov. 2022 The Leonard landscape rake ($59.99, amleo.com) has an ash handle with a steel tube welded to the tine section.
Lindsey M. Roberts, Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2022
There isn’t a skin woe this MZ Skin mask can’t handle.
Nerisha Penrose, ELLE, 23 Nov. 2022 And those coarse foods that a regular blender can’t handle?
Sarah Jampel, Bon Appétit, 22 Nov. 2022 Amazon uses other robotic arms in its warehouses, including two models that handle packages.
Liz Young, WSJ, 18 Nov. 2022 Stationary models require a lot more space and involve more maintenance but can handle bigger projects.
Alex Rennie, Popular Mechanics, 18 Nov. 2022 Chopping, simmering and frying may seem like basic kitchen tasks that most adults can handle, and, peeling back the question of enjoyment, hitting adulthood generally means being able to feed yourself more than a frozen dinner.
Zoe Hewitt, Variety, 17 Nov. 2022 Green said the key is making sure kids can handle other tasks independently first.
Zach Wichter, USA TODAY, 16 Nov. 2022 The staff of nearly two dozen, most of whom are foreign-born, can handle more than 200 services from cosmetic procedures such as beak adjustments and feather replacements to as invasive surgery, Alkarkhi said.Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 2022 Personalized stockings are a craft that even the least artistic folks can handle, and everyone will have a fun time decorating their own.
Corinne Sullivan, Woman's Day, 16 Nov. 2022 See More
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Noun and Verb
Middle English handel, from Old English handle; akin to Old English hand
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1