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Overview of noun handle

The noun handle has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (4) handle, grip, handgrip, hold

(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")

Overview of verb handle

The verb handle has 6 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (41) manage, deal, care, handle

(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")

2. (15) treat, handle, do by

(interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently")

3. (4) cover, treat, handle, plow, deal, address

(act on 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")

4. (3) handle, palm

(touch, lift, or hold with the hands; "Don't handle the merchandise")

5. (1) wield, handle, manage

(handle effectively; "The burglar wielded an axe"; "The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well")

6. handle

(show and train; "The prize-winning poodle was handled by Mrs. Priscilla Prescott") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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