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- (countable) A handle is the part of an object that you hold with your hand when you want to use or move the object. Some examples of handles are: the shaft of a sword, the knob of a door, etc.
- I grabbed the handle on the drawer and opened it.
- (countable); (slang) A handle is a nickname or pseudonym.
- (Australia, New Zealand) A handle is a 10 fl oz (285 ml) glass of beer in the Northern Territory.
- (countable), (US) A handle is a 1.75-liter (half-gallon) bottle of alcohol.
- If you handle something, you touch it, you feel it with your hand.
- How you handle an object is how you use it.
- You handle that gun pretty well.
- To give and take; to have something pass through your hands; to buy and sell
- As a cashier, I handle money every day.
- That store handles many different items.
- To deal with; to make a business of.
- They that handle the law knew me not - Jeremiah, 2:8
- To treat; to use, well or ill.
- How were you handled in prison?
- To manage; to control; to practice skill upon.
- It won't be easy, but I think I can handle it.