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noun handful pronunciation in British English /ˈhæn(d)fʊl/
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  1. 1
    [singular] a very small number of people or things

    The game was dominated by a handful of players.

  2. 2
    [countable] the quantity of something that you can hold in your hand
    handful of:

    a handful of coins

  3. 3
    [singular] informal someone who is difficult to manage or control

sea lion

in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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