Handle - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈhændl|  American pronunciation of the word handle
Brit.  |ˈhænd(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word handle


- the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it (syn: grip, handgrip, hold)
he grabbed the hammer by the handle


- be in charge of, act on, or dispose of (syn: care, deal, manage)
This blender can't handle nuts
- interact in a certain way (syn: do by, treat)
- act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression (syn: address, cover, deal, plow, treat)
- touch, lift, or hold with the hands (syn: palm)
Don't handle the merchandise
- handle effectively (syn: manage, wield)
- show and train
The prize-winning poodle was handled by Mrs. Priscilla Prescott

Extra examples

He held the shovel by the handle.

The handles on the bag were torn.

Handle 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.

I don't give / leave a single handle against myself.

He was knighted and now had a handle to his name.

Don't handle the baby with dirty gloves on.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: handle
he/she/it: handles
present participle: handling
past tense: handled
past participle: handled
singular: handle
plural: handles
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