[ verb ] be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
"I can deal with this crew of workers" "This blender can't handle nuts" "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"
Used in print(The Providence Journal...)
Such fascinating novelties in the score as the fugual treatment of `` On_the_Side_of_the_Angels '' and `` Politics_and_Poker '' were handled splendidly , and I thought Rudy_Bond and his band of tuneful ward-heelers made `` Little_Tin_Box '' even better than it was done by the New_York cast ; all the words of its clever lyrics came_through with perfect clarity .(Ross E. McKinney and Howard Edde, "Aerated...)
The pilot lagoon was designed to handle the wastes from 314 persons with a 4 - day aeration period .(John Cheever, "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow,"...)
The name encouraged him , because he always felt that he could handle the_Irish .
[ verb ] interact in a certain way
"Do right by her" "Treat him with caution, please" "Handle the press reporters gently"
Used in print(The Providence Journal...)
A difference_of_opinion arose between Mr._Martinelli and John_P._Bourcier , town solicitor , over the exact manner in_which the vote is handled .(The Miami Herald,...)
Problems have arisen in_this sensitive field but have been handled in most cases with_understanding and restraint .(Guideposts BR-E01. Mr. America, 4:6 (November, 1961)...)
I had watched Castro handling his enemies before the paredon .(Rhode Island Legislative Council. Research Report...)
Purchase of state vehicles is handled similarly to all state purchases .(Howard J. Parad, "Preventive casework: problems...)
The unhealthy use of denial in the initial reaction to a stress must be handled through the medium of a positive controlled transference .
[ verb ] deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression
"This book deals with incest" "The course covered all of Western Civilization" "The new book treats the history of China"
Used in print(Kenneth Hoffman and Ray Kunze, Linear Al...)
It is a very interesting fact that these two problems can be handled simultaneously and this is what we shall do in the next chapter .
[ noun ] the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
"he grabbed the hammer by the handle" "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
Used in print(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)
Since ordinary breakfast-table conversation was impossible , it was at_least something that they were able to offer Eugene the sugar_bowl with their sugar in it , and the plate of bread_and_butter , and that Eugene could return the pitcher of hot milk to them handle first .(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)
Each brass handle and hinge shone for his reward , and he knew how to get_at the dust in the china flowers and how to take_down the long glass drops which hung from the chandelier .(Richard Ferber, Bitter Valley....)
He saw her hand start to work down the leather thong toward the handle of the quirt , and he grabbed her wrist .
appendage stock stock knob hilt crop pommel hoe_handle ax_handle rake_handle broomstick haft pommel mop_handle panhandle brush baggage baseball_bat briefcase hand_tool coffee_cup umbrella faucet handcart handlebar coffeepot racket saucepan edge_tool frying_pan cutlery carpet_beater teacup watering_can handbarrow spatula cheese_cutter carrycot aspergill handset mug ladle cricket_bat shank grip
[ verb ] touch, lift, or hold with the hands
Used in print(William S. Haymond, "Is Distance an Original...)
Therefore , if the sense_of_touch is functioning normally and there is a complete absence of spatial awareness in a psychically blind person when the eyes are closed and an object is handled , the conclusion seems unavoidable that touch by itself cannot focus and take possession of the third-dimensionality of things and that actual sight or visual representations are necessary .
And he could recognize , by touch alone , articles which he had handled immediately before , even though they were altogether unfamiliar to him and could not be identified by him ; that_is , he was unaware what kind of objects they were or what their use was .
[ verb ] handle effectively
"The burglar wielded an axe"
Used in print(Edward Streeter, The Chairman of the Bored....)
Mr._Mills had done some figuring on a scrap of paper and given him the various kinds of boards and two-by-fours which , properly handled , would , he had assured him , turn_into a workbench .