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handling

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Noun handling has 3 senses
  1. handling - manual (or mechanical) carrying or moving or delivering or working with something
    --1 is a kind of
    manual labor, manual labour
    --1 has particulars: materials handling; loading; unloading
  2. handling, manipulation - the action of touching with the hands or the skillful use of the hands
    --2 is a kind of touch, touching
    --2 has particulars: fielding
    Derived form: verb handle4
  3. treatment, handling - the management of someone or something; "the handling of prisoners"; "the treatment of water sewage"; "the right to equal treatment in the criminal justice system"
    --3 is a kind of management, direction
    --3 has particulars: bioremediation; dealing; short shrift
    Derived form: verb handle1
Verb handle has 6 senses
  1. manage, deal, care, handle - be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can't handle nuts"; "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"
    --1 is one way to control, command
    Derived forms: noun handler2, noun handling3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. treat, handle, do by - interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"
    --2 is one way to interact
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s something Adjective/Noun
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. cover, treat, handle, plow, deal, address - deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China"
    --3 is one way to broach, initiate
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  4. handle, palm - touch, lift, or hold with the hands; "Don't handle the merchandise"
    --4 is one way to touch
    Derived forms: noun handle1, noun handling2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. wield, handle - handle effectively; "The burglar wielded an axe"
    --5 is one way to manipulate
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. handle - show and train; "The prize-winning poodle was handled by Mrs. Priscilla Prescott"
    --6 is one way to
    manipulate, keep in line, control
    Derived forms: noun handler1, noun handler3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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