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Dictionary definition for: Handle

1. (n) 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. (v) 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"

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

4. (v) 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"

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

6. (v) handle effectively; "The burglar wielded an axe"

7. (v) show and train; "The prize-winning poodle was handled by Mrs. Priscilla Prescott"

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