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handle

verb [T]  /ˈhæn·dəl/ us  

handle verb [T] (TOUCH)

to lift something and touch, hold, or move it with your hands: Please handle the old photographs carefully.

handle verb [T] (DEAL WITH)

to deal with, have responsibility for, or be in charge of something: Who handles the marketing in your company? Some managers have no idea how to handle people.

handle

noun [C]  /ˈhæn·dəl/ us  

handle noun [C] (TOUCH)

a part of an object designed for holding, moving, or carrying the object: the handle of a shovel I can’t pick the pot up – the handle’s too hot.
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