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  Definition of handle
  1. the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
  2. deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China"
  3. touch, lift, or hold with the hands; "Don''t handle the merchandise"
  4. handle effectively; "The burglar wielded an axe"
  5. show and train; "The prize-winning poodle was handled by Mrs. Priscilla Prescott"
  6. be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can''t handle nuts"; "She managed her parents'' affairs after they got too old"
  7. interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"
Similar Words: grip, handgrip, hold, cover, treat, plow, deal, address, palm, wield, manage, care, do by

 

Hyponyms: ax handle, axe handle, broomstick, broom handle, crop, haft, helve, hilt, hoe handle, knob, mop handle, panhandle, pommel, saddlebow, rake handle, stock, gunstock, theologize, theologise, discourse, talk about, discuss, field, fumble, manipulate, manhandle, ply, pump, swing, sweep, swing out, administer, administrate, organize, organise, work, come to grips, get to grips, dispose of, take care, mind, coordinate, juggle, process, mismanage, mishandle, misconduct, direct, conduct, carry on, deal, touch, mock, bemock, ignore, disregard, snub, cut, wrong, handle with kid gloves, criminalize, nurse, strong-arm, ride roughshod, run roughshod, upstage, rough-house, brutalize, brutalise, do justice, do-well by, gloss over, skate over, smooth over, slur over, skimp over, mistreat, maltreat, abuse, ill-use, step, ill-treat, pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulge

 

Grouped Verbs: treat, do by, embrace, encompass, comprehend, cover, plow, deal, address

 

Part Meronyms: edge tool, hand tool, umbrella, baggage, luggage, cutlery, eating utensil, brush, briefcase, handbarrow, handcart, pushcart, cart, go-cart, baseball bat, lumber, cricket bat, bat, racket, racquet, ladle, saucepan, frying pan, frypan, skillet, spatula, carpet beater, rug beater, cheese cutter, coffeepot, coffee cup, teacup, mug, watering can, watering pot, carrycot, faucet, handlebar, handset, French telephone, aspergill

 

Derivational Morphology: grip, palm, discussion, treatment, discourse, coverage, thenar, handgrip, hold, handling, manipulation, animal trainer, handler, coach, manager, care, charge, tutelage, guardianship, management, direction

 

Anagrams: Handel

 

 
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