Definición de handle en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /ˈhand(ə)l/


[with object]
1Feel or manipulate with the hands: heavy paving slabs can be difficult to handle people who handle food
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  • The body itself can be handled and manipulated as though lacking in the capacity for self-propulsion.
  • It's foods that have been handled by the modern food technologists.
  • While the meal does not have to be eaten in its entirety, the food itself should be handled and treated with respect, since it represents the finest that the hosts can provide.
hold, pick up, grasp, grip, lift;
feel, touch, finger, thumb, toy with, play with
informal paw
1.1(Chiefly in soccer) touch (the ball) with the hand or lower arm in contravention of the rules: he was sent off in the 84th minute for handling the ball [no object]: the first penalty came as Brown handled
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  • Kuyt restored Feyenoord's lead from the penalty spot in the final minute of the first half after Ian Pearce had handled the ball.
  • Budinaukas was red carded in 25 minutes after handling the ball outside the penalty area.
  • Nothing comes of it but as Portugal attempt to counter, Angelos Basinas handles the ball and is shown a yellow card for it.
2Manage (a situation or problem): a lawyer’s ability to handle a case properly
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  • Both local and international human rights groups have criticized the handling of his trials as unfair, with Amnesty International labeling Anwar a political prisoner.
  • You will find that, on most ships, the staff is well accustomed to handling crowds and is skilled at moving passengers with dispatch and courtesy.
  • Some critics of the president's handling of Iraq are expressing deep concern the mission there is turning into a situation similar to what happened during the Vietnam War.
2.1Have commercial responsibility for: the advertising company that is handling the account
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  • You wouldn't think twice about hiring an accountant to handle the books.
  • I hired a local furniture guy who handles all of the hiring and personnel issues in Baghdad, where I have about 15 local employees.
  • McGonigle, who has moved from DDFH & B, where he handled the Baileys account, is to oversee a recruitment drive at the company.
administer, manage, control, conduct, direct, guide, supervise, oversee, be in charge of, take care of, look after
2.2Receive or deal in (stolen goods): he admitted handling the stolen chequebook
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  • He denies committing three of the burglaries, but admits handling goods stolen in the same house raids.
  • The judge at Bolton Crown Court, heard how he had a string of convictions for burglary, shoplifting and handling stolen goods dating back 14 years.
  • The youngsters, all under 16, have received a caution for handling stolen goods and have been released.
trade in, deal in, do business in, buy, sell, supply, stock, carry, peddle, traffic in, purvey, hawk, tout, market
informal push
British informal flog
2.3 informal Cope or deal with (someone or something): I don’t think I could handle it if they turned me down
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  • You have to deal with it, handle it, cope with it.
  • My mother is not the sort of person who handles interpersonal interactions well, she finds them stressful and tends to burn her bridges too easily when she gets fed up with people.
  • Through a divorce and the death of my father I wasn't able to handle things like I did before.
deal with, manage, cope with, tackle, take care of, take forward, take charge of, contend with, attend to, give one's attention to, see to, sort out, apply oneself to, take something in hand, control
2.4 [with adverbial] (handle oneself) Conduct oneself in a specified manner: he handled himself with considerable aplomb
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  • But my concern and my criticism is leveled at my colleague and friend because of the way he's conducted himself, for handling himself subsequent to this young lady's disappearance.
  • The ladies all handled themselves in a professional manner, as shown by the positive and informative worldwide media coverage our pageant received.
  • The manner in which he handled himself at Old Trafford when things were not going well won him some hard-earned respect.
2.5 (handle oneself) informal Defend oneself physically or verbally: I can handle myself in a fight
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  • ‘There is not one guy on that team physically incapable of handling himself with anyone in the league,’ Roenick told reporters after signing with the Flyers.
  • When I first started I was afraid of getting hurt, but I learned I can handle myself in physically demanding situations.
  • The teams the Reivers have met in Wales are physically very hard, and the way he has handled himself against those tough Welsh props has really impressed us all.
3Drive or control (a vehicle): he was going too fast and couldn’t handle the car
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  • Last month he was jailed for six months for handling the car, driving a high performance vehicle without the proper licence, and having no insurance.
  • The engine hummed to itself sweetly as she slid the unmarked patrol car into the flow of traffic, handling the vehicle with her usual style.
  • From there you've got to learn to handle your ship and get to grips with the most difficult part - docking with the space station.
control, drive, steer, operate, manoeuvre, manipulate
3.1 [no object, with adverbial] (Of a vehicle) respond in a specified manner when being driven or controlled: the new model does not handle nearly so well
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  • And as for oversteer, the car handles like a dream - when the rear steps out it takes just a dab of steering or throttle to keep it there or rein it back in.
  • These efforts would seem to have been rewarded, as the vehicles handle in the manner you would expect from their respective appearances.
  • Most vehicles handle nearly identical with slight variations in acceleration and top speed.


1The part by which a thing is held, carried, or controlled: a holdall with two carrying handles
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  • After being told they would not be permitted into the event ‘with sticks’, several members ripped their signs off the handles and carried them in by hand.
  • The order stipulates that this includes carrying a pickaxe handle.
  • One of the robbers was carrying a pickaxe handle and the other a lumphammer.
haft, shank, stock, shaft, grip, handgrip, hilt, helve, butt;
1.1 (a handle on) A means of understanding, controlling, or approaching (a person or situation): this analogy will help readers to get a handle on the concept
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  • So no new troops yet requested to be sent to Iraq, but the United States is going to hold on to some of the troops that are there until they get a handle on this situation.
  • We are still trying to get a handle on the situation, Mr Kirrane said.
  • I've been talking to a lot of senators and staffers after the Senate hearing, trying to get a handle on the political situation.
2 informal A name or nickname: that’s some handle for a baby a former Washington DJ whose handle was ‘Fat Daddy’
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  • Everyone had handles, club names given and cherished in the rush of the moment.
  • Members of the Syndicate must acknowledge the work of their individual members by their personal names or by handles.
  • Palace Brothers, Palace Music, Palace Songs, plain old Palace and even, briefly, his given name, have served as his recording handle.
2.1A person’s username on an online forum or social media site: she’s changed her Twitter handle
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  • The problem with screen names or handles deserves some amplification.
  • You don't have to use your real name - handles are fine - nor do you have to supply an email address.
  • Handles are fine and we'll be delighted to have you as a part of our young but growing discussion community.
3 [in singular] The feel of goods, especially textiles, when handled: fabrics with a softer handle
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  • Bio polymers can be manufactured into biodegradable clear or opaque plastic and textile fibres which create fabric with the handle of silk or linen.
  • This study was carried out to compare the handle of silk fabrics degummed with Alkalase, Protease produced by bacteria, with of silkfabrics degummed with the soap soda.
  • The handle of cotton becomes hard and rigid.
4 [in singular] US informal The total amount of money bet over a particular time or at a particular event: the monthly handle of a couple of casinos in Las Vegas
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  • Saratoga leads all North American tracks in average attendance, on-track wagering, and total handle.
  • The total handle of $43,594,840 was up from last year's Travers weekend a year ago.
  • The one game where the handle was disappointing was the game with Argentina.



Pronunciación: /hand(ə)ləˈbɪlɪti/
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  • Despite his easy handleability and calm nature however, he has never had a chance to compete in a show.
  • The development of a method for measuring the handleability of cables, is described.
  • So far the assessment has been made solely on the electrode handleability, and this is partly indicated by the weld finish, which is very variable.


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  • The Pogo we saw - which is still a prototype, albeit it an advanced one - is bigger than the picture suggests and a bit bulkier but still very handleable.
  • They are one of the most handleable lizards you can buy, and will become a great pet for the whole family.
  • The inherent drag at that altitude is also low enough to be possibly handleable by an electrodynamic tether.


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  • As we reached the shade of a black, goat-hair tent, a white robed tribesman with shaky hands poured coffee from a long-spouted pot into a tiny handleless cup.
  • They contain hot fluids with incredible accuracy and the amazing ‘no drop’ handle makes them almost ten times more difficult to drop on your lap than conventional handleless coffee mugs.
  • One fragment of what was probably a handleless cup is a thin, blue-glazed piece with a preserved remnant of additional enamel decoration over the glaze in the form of a bit of Chinese calligraphy.


Old English handle (noun), handlian (verb), from hand.

  • hand from Old English:

    Since the Middle Ages hand has had the secondary meaning ‘a person’, as in farmhand or deckhand. All hands is the entire crew of a ship—the orders all hands on deck and all hands to the pump call upon all members of the crew, and now of any team, to assist. The phrase hand over fist also came from sailing. Originally it was hand over hand, describing the action of a sailor climbing a rope or hauling it in. By the 1820s the idea of speed had been extended to other contexts such as the rapid progress of a ship in pursuit of another, and soon after it was being used much more generally of any action done quickly. Nowadays, it is almost always making money that is done hand over fist. Horse racing gave us hands down. A jockey who won hands down was so certain of winning that he could lower his hands, relax his grip on the reins, and stop urging on his horse. A handle (Old English) gets its name because it is held in the hand. See also handsome

Palabras que riman con handle

candle, Coromandel, dandle, Handel, mishandle, Randall, sandal, scandal, vandal

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Saltos de línea: han¦dle

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