Meaning of HANDLE in English

HANDLE

I.

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ long , short

▪ carrying

The table folds up and comes complete with a carrying ~.

▪ door

▪ broom , fork , knife , pickaxe/pickax , etc.

▪ brass , metal , wooden , etc.

VERB + HANDLE

▪ have

▪ pull , push , try , turn

You have to turn the ~ and then pull it.

He tried the ~ but the door was locked.

▪ grasp , grip

PREPOSITION

▪ on a/the ~

His initials were on the knife ~.

II.

verb

1 touch sth with your hands

ADVERB

▪ carefully , with care

A label on the crate read: ‘Handle with care’.

▪ carelessly

Gardening tools can be hazardous if carelessly ~d.

▪ roughly

Many of the prisoners were roughly ~d; some were killed.

2 deal with sb/sth

ADVERB

▪ competently , efficiently , properly , skilfully/skillfully , successfully , well

I think you ~d that situation very well.

▪ badly

▪ carefully , delicately

This issue may need to be ~d carefully.

▪ easily

Her next question was not so easily ~d.

▪ routinely

The library routinely ~s a wide variety of queries.

VERB + HANDLE

▪ be able to , be unable to , can , know how to

This was a problem that I just couldn't ~.

She knew how to ~ publicity.

▪ be designed to , be equipped to

He wasn't mentally equipped to ~ this situation.

▪ learn how to

▪ be easy to

▪ be difficult to , be hard to

Large meetings are more difficult to ~.

PREPOSITION

▪ with

She ~d the crisis with total assurance.

Handle is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ bureau

Handle is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ affair , ↑ ball , ↑ business , ↑ call , ↑ cargo , ↑ case , ↑ challenge , ↑ chore , ↑ complaint , ↑ complexity , ↑ conflict , ↑ correspondence , ↑ crisis , ↑ criticism , ↑ data , ↑ demand , ↑ detail , ↑ disagreement , ↑ disappointment , ↑ disaster , ↑ dispute , ↑ distribution , ↑ divorce , ↑ duty , ↑ economy , ↑ emergency , ↑ emotion , ↑ enquiry , ↑ finance , ↑ firearm , ↑ food , ↑ freight , ↑ gun , ↑ horse , ↑ incident , ↑ influx , ↑ job , ↑ liquor , ↑ load , ↑ mail , ↑ management , ↑ matter , ↑ negotiation , ↑ paperwork , ↑ pressure , ↑ problem , ↑ query , ↑ rejection , ↑ relationship , ↑ request , ↑ responsibility , ↑ rigour , ↑ role , ↑ situation , ↑ stress , ↑ task , ↑ text , ↑ thing , ↑ traffic , ↑ transaction , ↑ truth , ↑ waste , ↑ workload

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