New English-Irish Dictionary
Similar words: handler · candle · chandler · handily · handset · bundle · dawdle · fondle · handlebar · handy
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handle

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noun
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verb
1 verb deal with TRANSITIVEdéileáil le PhrV  c m upléigh le PhrV  c m uláimhseáil verb  c m uthe school handles all kinds of students bíonn an scoil ag plé le gach cineál dalta, bíonn gach cineál dalta sa scoil he handled the problem well bhí sé go maith ag déileáil leis an bhfadhb handle with care láimhsigh go cúramach, bí cúramach leis 2 verb be responsible for TRANSITIVEbheith ag plé lebheith i mbunbheith i bhfeighilcúram a dhéanamh deLiam handles the administration Liam a bhíonn ag plé leis an riarachán, tá Liam i mbun an riaracháin
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3 verb hold, touch TRANSITIVEláimhsigh verb  c m ulámh a chur arhandle the fruit carefully bí cúramach ag láimhsiú na dtorthaí 4 verb control TRANSITIVEstiúir verb  c m uláimhseáil verb  c m uláimhsigh verb  c m usee how she handles the kite féach mar a láimhseálann sí an eitleog, amharc an lámh atá aici ar an eitleogto handle a boat bád a stiúradh 5 verb behave TRANSITIVEtú féin a iomparhe handled himself well d'iompair sé é féin go maith 6 verb be easy or difficult to drive INTRANSITIVEthe car handles badly tá sé deacair an carr a thiomáint 7 verb trade illegally TRANSITIVEbheith ag díol is ag ceannachgáinneáil technical term verbthey handle stolen goods bíonn siad ag díol is ag ceannach earraí goidte
noun
8 noun for opening, operating sth hanla masc4he turned the handle chas sé an hanladoor handle hanla dorais, murlán dorais 9 noun cup, door, brush etcbrush handle cos scuaibe, crann scuaibebucket handle lámh buicéidcup handle cluas cupáinknife handle cos scinethe handle of a shovel cos sluaiste, feac sluaiste, sáfach sluaiste 10 noun sb's name informalwhat's your handle? cé thú féin?, cé tusa?, céard a thugtar ort?
phrases

to be able to handle sth

he can't handle the cold níl sé in ann cur suas leis an bhfuacht, níl sé ábalta an fuacht a sheasamh

to get a handle on sth

1 get a grasp of it's hard to get a handle on the poem is deacair meabhair a bhaint as an dán, tá sé deacair bun nó barr a dhéanamh den dánhe got a handle on the work fuair sé tuiscint ar an obair, tháinig sé isteach ar an obair 2 get to grips withsmacht a fháil ar rudhe needs to get a handle on his debts caithfidh sé smacht a fháil ar a chuid fiacha, caithfidh sé a chuid fiacha a chur faoi smacht

to have a handle on sth

1 have a grasp ofhe has a handle on the subject tuigeann sé an t-ábhar, tá tuiscint aige ar an ábhar 2 be in control ofshe has a handle on her drinking now tá smacht aici ar a cuid óil anois, tá an t-ól faoi smacht aici anois

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