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
Synonym: grip, handgrip, hold
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
Synonym: care, deal, manage
interact in a certain way
Do right by her|Treat him with caution, please|Handle the press reporters gently
Synonym: do by, treat
act on 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
Synonym: address, cover, deal, plow, treat
touch, lift, or hold with the hands
Don't handle the merchandise
Synonym: palm
handle effectively
The burglar wielded an axe|The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well
Synonym: manage, wield
show and train
The prize-winning poodle was handled by Mrs. Priscilla Prescott