Meaning of “handle” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /ˈhændl/
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The situation needs to be handled with sensitivity.He criticized the way the government had handled the affair.He had more work than he could handle.The work is being handled by our office in Moscow.How well do you think the company handled your complaint?

B1 to deal with something:

He handled the situation very well.
This office handles thousands of enquiries every day.

to touch, hold, or pick up something:

You must wash your hands before handling food.

to buy and sell goods:

He's been charged with handling stolen goods.

(Definition of “handle verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)