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handful

noun uk   us   /ˈhænd.fʊl/

handful noun (AMOUNT)

[C] an amount of something that can be held in one hand: He pulled out a handful of coins from his pocket.
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handful noun (A FEW)

B2 [S] a small number of people or things: She invited all her friends to her party, but only a handful of them turned up.
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handful noun (DIFFICULT PERSON)

[S] a person, often a child, who is difficult to control: Her older son is fine but the little one is a bit of a handful.
Translations of “handful”
in Korean 한 줌…
in Arabic حِفْنة, قُبْضة…
in Portuguese punhado…
in Catalan grapat…
in Japanese 一握りの量…
in Italian manciata…
in Chinese (Traditional) 數量, 一把(之量)…
in Russian горсть…
in Turkish el/avuç dolusu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 数量, 一把(之量)…
in Polish garść…
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