handy - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    handy for:

    The book is handy for quick reference.

    be handy to do something:

    It’s always handy to have a couple of spare batteries.

    handy hints/tips:

    The article gave lots of handy hints for decorating a small flat.

  2. 2
    close to you and therefore easy to reach or get to
    keep something handy:

    Keep your pills handy just in case you feel seasick.

    handy for:

    The hotel is handy for the beach.

  3. 3
    good at doing or making things with your hands
    handy with:

    He’s very handy with a paintbrush (=good at painting).

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