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Verb: handle  han-d(u)l
  1. Be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
    "This blender can't handle nuts";
    - manage, deal, care
  2. Interact in a certain way
    "Handle the press reporters gently";
    - treat, do by
  3. Act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
    "The course handled all of Western Civilization";
    - cover, treat, plow [N. Amer], deal, address, plough [Brit, Cdn]
  4. Touch, lift, or hold with the hands
    "Don't handle the merchandise";
    - palm
  5. Handle effectively
    "The burglar handled an axe";
    - wield, manage
  6. Show and train
    "The prize-winning poodle was handled by Mrs. Priscilla Prescott"
Noun: handle  han-d(u)l
  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";
    - grip, handgrip, hold
  2. A name or identifier
  3. A way of understanding or controlling something
    "trying to get a handle on a complex issue"

Sounds like: halls, handle, Ha

Derived forms: handling, handled, handles

Type of: appendage, broach, command, control, initiate, interact, keep in line, manipulate, touch

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

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