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handle

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈhændl/
to deal with something difficult: handle pressure/stress/problems It was a job that taught me how to handle pressure and use it to my advantage.
to deal with something or someone such as money, goods, or customers: Your financial adviser can handle all the details of purchasing shares.
to be responsible for organizing or managing something or someone: The office in Europe also handles marketing for the region.
COMMERCE to buy and sell goods: We only handle cosmetics which have not been tested on animals.
COMMERCE to move or store goods: The distribution company handles around 45 per cent of all the milk produced in the UK. He admitted handling stolen goods.
to use your hands to move or hold something: Staff are trained and equipped to handle hazardous materials.
(Definition of handle verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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