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Russian translation of “handful”

handful

noun     /ˈhændfʊl/
[C] the amount of something that you can hold in one hand
горсть
Measurements of volumeGeneral words for size and amountInformal measurements of volumeGeneral words for size and amountInformal measurements of volumeMeasurements of volume
a handful of sth B2 a small number of people or things
небольшое количество, горстка
Only a handful of people came to the meeting .General words for size and amountSmall in number and quantity
a handful informal someone who is difficult to control , especially a child
кто-либо доставляющий много хлопот, сущее наказание
Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
(Definition of handful noun from the Cambridge English-Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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