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British English: /ˈhand(ə)l/
American English: /ˈhændl/

Translation of handle in Italian:


  • 2 [figurative] (hold)to get a handle on somebody
    riuscire a capire qualcuno
    to use something as a handle against somebody
    usare qualcosa come arma contro qualcuno
  • 3 [informal] (title) to have a handle to one's name
    fregiarsi di un titolo nobiliare

transitive verb

  • 1 (touch)
    maneggiare, toccare con le mani (explosives, samples, food)
    to handle somebody gently
    trattare qualcuno gentilmente
    to handle somebody roughly
    trattare male, maltrattare qualcuno
    to handle something gently, roughly
    trattare qualcosa con cura, maltrattare qualcosa
    to handle stolen goods
    ricettare o trattare merce rubata
    to handle drugs
    essere implicato nel traffico di droga
    to handle a gun
    usare o maneggiare una pistola
    “handle with care”
    “maneggiare con cura” o “fragile”
    “please do not handle (the goods)” to handle the ball (in football)
  • 3 (deal with)
    occuparsi di, trattare (case)
    sbrigare (grievances)
    condurre (negotiations)
    affrontare, fare fronte a (emergency, crisis)
    reggere (stress)
    he couldn't handle the pace, pressure she handled the situation very well
    affrontò, gestì la situazione molto bene
    I can't handle any more problems at the moment!
    in questo momento non riesco ad affrontare altri problemi!
    can you handle another sausage, drink? [informal] [humorous]
    ce la fai a farti un'altra salsiccia, un altro drink?
    leave it to me, I can handle it
    lascialo a me, ci penso io
  • 4 (process)
    gestire (money, clients, order)
    (airport, port)
    accogliere (traffic, passengers, cargo)
    trattare (waste, pesticides)
    maneggiare, gestire (information, money, accounts)
    esaminare (job application)
    gestire (graphics, information)
    (department, official)
    occuparsi di (complaints, immigration, enquiries)
    essere responsabile di (sale)
    occuparsi di, trattare (case)
  • 5 (artistically)
    trattare (theme, narrative, rhythms)

intransitive verb

  • the car handles well, badly
    la macchina risponde, non risponde ai comandi
    it handles well on bends, on wet surfaces
    ha una buona tenuta in curva, sul fondo stradale bagnato


to fly off the handle

perdere le staffe o andare su tutte le furie

to be too hot to handle

essere scottante
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