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panhandle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Geography
panhandlepan‧han‧dle1 /ˈpænˌhændl/ noun [countable] American English 🔊 🔊 SGa long thin area of land that sticks out from a larger area 🔊 the Texas panhandle
Examples from the Corpus
panhandleAnti-ERA groups had rounded up hundreds of supporters from rural communities all across the Florida panhandle and bused them to the capitol.Later he became a country schoolteacher in the Oklahoma panhandle, and finally a businessman of many devices in Denver.It stretches from here up through the Texas panhandle to Kansas all the way up to South Dakota.
panhandlepanhandle2 verb [intransitive] especially American English informal 🔊 🔊 ASK FOR something/ASK somebody TO DO somethingto ask for money in the streets syn beg 🔊 homeless people panhandling in the subwaypanhandler noun [countable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
panhandleShe said her office prosecuted just three panhandling cases last year in the downtown area.Kindergartners sometimes panhandle for food money outside grocery stores.New York's transit authority has banned panhandling in the subway system.Large numbers of the homeless panhandle on the eastern edge of the park.The search ended after Lidia Romero, 29, found the pregnant girl and Sotelo panhandling outside a grocery store.But insiders say the clean-up is really aimed at booting scores of barely pubescent, panhandling road-warrior wannabes from the Avenue.I had to panhandle two bits for the bus.BTheodora once again is broke, and panhandling with an adorable kid like Tamika always works better than going it alone.
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Verb table
panhandle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypanhandle
he, she, itpanhandles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypanhandled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave panhandled
he, she, ithas panhandled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad panhandled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill panhandle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have panhandled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam panhandling
he, she, itis panhandling
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you, we, theyare panhandling
Past
I, he, she, itwas panhandling
you, we, theywere panhandling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been panhandling
he, she, ithas been panhandling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been panhandling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be panhandling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been panhandling
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