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Definition of "handle" []

  • To touch, lift, or hold with the hands. (verb-transitive)
  • To operate with the hands; manipulate. (verb-transitive)
  • To deal with or have responsibility for; conduct: handles matters of corporate law. (verb-transitive)
  • To cope with or dispose of: handles problems efficiently. (verb-transitive)
  • To direct, execute, or dispose of: handle an investment. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "handle" in a sentence
  • "Turning the handle is a bit boring but it takes the slog out of simple stuff like this."
  • "You can sponsor someone as long as it's not "Will in Seattle" or whatever his handle is these days."
  • "What ends up happening as you turn the handle is the line winds on in one short stroke, then one long based on the angle you set the spool."