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English definition of “handful”

handful

noun     /ˈhændfʊl/
[C] the amount of something that you can hold in one handMeasurements 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: 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: Daisy's only three and she's quite a handful.Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
(Definition of handful noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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