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handle

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈhændl/
DEAL WITH B1 to deal with something: He handled the situation very well. This office handles thousands of enquiries every day.Dealing with things or peopleActing and actsCoping and not copingTolerating and enduring
TOUCH to touch, hold, or pick up something: You must wash your hands before handling food.Touching and feelingShowing affection
BUY to buy and sell goods: He's been charged with handling stolen goods.Buying and selling in general
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