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1handle/ˈhændl̟/noun
pluralhandles
1handle
/ˈhændl̟/
noun
pluralhandles
Learner's definition of HANDLE  
[count]
: a part of something that is designed to be held by your hand
— see picture at bagsee also love handles

fly off the handle

— see 1fly

get/have a handle on

informal
: to understand (something)

— handled

/ˈhændl̟d/adjective
— usually used in combination
2handle/ˈhændl̟/verb
handleshandledhandling
2handle
/ˈhændl̟/
verb
handleshandledhandling
Learner's definition of HANDLE  
[+ object] 
: to touch, feel, hold, or move (something) with your hand
   b : to manage or control (something) with your hands
[+ object] : to do the work required for (something)
[+ object] : to deal with (a person, situation, etc.) successfully
[+ object] : to express thoughts about (something) in a piece of music, writing, or art
[+ object] : to be involved with the buying or selling of (something)
[no object] — used to describe how easy or difficult it is to control a vehicle

handle yourself

: to behave
— see also handling
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