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The government was criticized for the way it handled the crisis.
Congratulations! You handled that really well.
We felt that the dispute was badly handled.
Inspector Dawkin will be handling this case.
Publicity is being handled by an outside agency.
The newer computers can handle massive amounts of data.
The helpline handles 100 calls an hour.
The depot handles over two million tonnes of freight a week.
All chemicals must be handled with care.
Some prisoners complained that they’d been roughly handled.
She handled the horse very confidently.
He denied burglary but admitted handling stolen goods.
This is the British English definition of handle. View American English definition of handle.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
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