Significado de “handful” - en el Diccionario Inglés

handful en inglés británico

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handfulnoun

uk /ˈhænd.fʊl/ us /ˈhænd.fʊl/

handful noun (AMOUNT)

[ C ] an amount of something that can be held in one hand:

He pulled out a handful of coins from his pocket.

Más ejemplos

  • The coffee machine suddenly ejected a handful of coins.
  • I use two handfuls of pasta per person.
  • Add a large handful of chopped herbs.

handful noun (A FEW)

B2 [ S ] a small number of people or things:

She invited all her friends to her party, but only a handful of them turned up.

Más ejemplos

  • The government has blamed the protests on a handful of evildoers.
  • Only a handful of spectators turned up to watch the event.
  • The centre is staffed by a handful of volunteers.
  • He only knows a handful of different recipes.
  • There were only a handful of guests at the reception.

(Definición de handful del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

handful en inglés americano

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handfulnoun

us /ˈhænd·fʊl/

handful noun (VERY FEW)

[ C usually sing ] a very few, esp. when compared to a larger group:

A handful of professional athletes make millions, but most do not do so well.

handful noun (SMALL AMOUNT)

[ C ] an amount of something that can be held in one hand:

He scooped up a handful of soil and examined it carefully.

handful noun (PROBLEM)

[ C usually sing ] infml a person or thing that is difficult to control or manage:

Sam was an easygoing baby, but Rory is a real handful.

(Definición de handful del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)