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handle

1 verb
     
Related topics: Trade
han‧dle1 S2 W2
1

do work

[transitive] to do the things that are necessary to complete a job:
I handled most of the paperwork.
The case is being handled by a top lawyer.
The finance department handles all the accounts.
Computers can handle huge amounts of data.
2

deal with a situation

[transitive] to deal with a situation or problem by behaving in a particular way and making particular decisions:
The headmaster handled the situation very well.
I knew I had handled the matter badly.
Leave it to me. I can handle it.
Most customers were satisfied with the way their complaints were handled.
Opposition leaders will be watching carefully to see how the Prime Minister handles the crisis.
3

deal with a person

[transitive] to deal with a person or behave towards them in a particular way, especially in order to keep them happy:
Some customers are quite difficult to handle.
4

not become upset

[transitive] to not become upset in a difficult situation:
She can't handle it when people criticize her.
He doesn't handle stress very well.
5

hold

[transitive] to touch something or pick it up and hold it in your hands:
He had never handled a weapon before.
We teach the children to handle the animals gently.
He was roughly handled by the mob.
6

control a vehicle

a) [transitive] to control the movement of a vehicle or an animal:
I didn't know if I'd be able to handle such a large vehicle.
b) [intransitive] the way a vehicle handles is how easy it is to control
handles well/badly
The car handles well, even on wet roads.
7

move goods

[transitive] to move goods from one place to another:
The Post Office handles nearly 2 billion letters and parcels over the Christmas period.
8

buy/sell goods

[transitive]BBT to buy or sell goods:
Bennet was charged with handling stolen goods.

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