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1. handle

verb. ['ˈhændəl'] be in charge of, act on, or dispose of.

Synonyms

  • mismanage
  • come to grips
  • misconduct
  • touch
  • conduct
  • care
  • coordinate
  • take care
  • organize
  • mind
  • work
  • process
  • organise
  • command
  • deal
  • mishandle
  • administer
  • direct
  • administrate
  • juggle
  • dispose of
  • manage
  • get to grips
  • carry on

Antonyms

  • disorganize
  • starve
  • bore
  • disunion

Etymology

  • handel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • handlen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • handlian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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  • vandal
  • sandal
  • randol
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  • randal
  • mandle
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  • kandel
  • handel
  • fandel
  • candle
  • bandel
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2. handle

verb. ['ˈhændəl'] interact in a certain way.

Synonyms

  • cocker
  • mistreat
  • abuse
  • mock
  • skimp over
  • indulge
  • ignore
  • interact
  • gloss over
  • step
  • address
  • slur over
  • cover
  • criminalize
  • do by
  • brutalise
  • ill-use
  • deal
  • pamper
  • wrong
  • treat
  • bemock
  • ride roughshod
  • skate over
  • ill-treat
  • brutalize
  • nurse
  • snub
  • coddle
  • spoil
  • strong-arm
  • run roughshod
  • smooth over
  • cut
  • rough-house
  • cosset
  • handle with kid gloves
  • maltreat
  • upstage
  • plow
  • baby
  • mollycoddle
  • disregard
  • featherbed

Antonyms

  • noncomprehensive
  • man
  • push
  • genuine

Etymology

  • handel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • handlen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • handlian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. handle

noun. ['ˈhændəl'] the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it.

Synonyms

  • ladle
  • stock
  • racket
  • aspergill
  • handgrip
  • briefcase
  • knob
  • cutlery
  • frypan
  • spatula
  • appendage
  • gunstock
  • cheese cutter
  • frying pan
  • ax handle
  • broom handle
  • aspersorium
  • skillet
  • saddlebow
  • luggage
  • handlebar
  • handset
  • racquet
  • handbarrow
  • stem
  • broomstick
  • teacup
  • mop handle
  • watering pot
  • hold
  • rake handle
  • lumber
  • bat
  • hand tool
  • brush
  • crop
  • hoe handle
  • edge tool
  • baseball bat
  • hilt
  • grip
  • umbrella
  • watering can
  • pommel
  • spigot
  • cricket bat
  • axe handle
  • saucepan
  • baggage
  • handcart
  • French telephone
  • rug beater
  • coffeepot
  • carrycot
  • cart
  • carpet beater
  • eating utensil
  • faucet
  • mug
  • pushcart
  • panhandle
  • haft
  • go-cart
  • helve
  • shank

Antonyms

  • overstock
  • understock
  • irregular
  • disrepute

Etymology

  • handel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • handlen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • handlian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. handle

verb. ['ˈhændəl'] act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression.

Synonyms

  • treat
  • talk about
  • address
  • cover
  • discuss
  • encompass
  • theologise
  • do by
  • comprehend
  • plow
  • embrace
  • deal
  • initiate
  • discourse
  • broach

Antonyms

  • rear
  • derestrict
  • deny
  • enable

Etymology

  • handel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • handlen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • handlian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. handle

verb. ['ˈhændəl'] touch, lift, or hold with the hands.

Synonyms

  • manhandle
  • field
  • fumble
  • palm
  • touch

Antonyms

  • lose
  • discontinue
  • let go of
  • defy

Etymology

  • handel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • handlen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • handlian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. handle

verb. ['ˈhændəl'] handle effectively.

Synonyms

  • swing
  • manage
  • sweep
  • swing out
  • wield
  • pump
  • ply

Antonyms

  • exclude
  • start
  • let
  • uncover

Etymology

  • handel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • handlen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • handlian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. handle

verb. ['ˈhændəl'] show and train.

Synonyms

  • keep in line
  • control

Antonyms

  • fauna
  • stand still
  • dirty

Etymology

  • handel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • handlen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • handlian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. mop

verb. ['ˈmɑːp'] to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop.

Synonyms

  • take up
  • mop up
  • draw
  • swab
  • wipe up
  • absorb
  • soak up
  • sponge
  • swob
  • imbibe
  • take in
  • suck
  • suck up

Antonyms

  • invest
  • deposit
  • sheathe
  • disarrange

9. mop

verb. ['ˈmɑːp'] make a sad face and thrust out one's lower lip.

Synonyms

  • grimace
  • pull a face
  • pout
  • mow

Antonyms

  • adduct
  • push
  • repel
  • abduct

10. mop

noun. ['ˈmɑːp'] cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors.

Synonyms

  • swab
  • cleaning implement
  • dry mop
  • cleaning equipment
  • mop handle
  • cleaning device
  • sponge mop
  • swob
  • dustmop

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • refuse
  • leave office
  • stay

Example sentences of the word mop-handle


1. Noun Phrase
Insert the end of a long, thin object, such as a broom or mop handle, into the end of the vacuum cleaner hose.

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