handle
transitive verb
1. (to manipulate) 
a. manejar 
He handled the tools with much skill.Manejaba las herramientas con gran destreza.
2. (to process) 
a. procesar 
Each computer program handles data in a different way.Cada programa informático procesa los datos de distinta forma.
3. (to touch) 
a. tocar 
Wash your hands after handling an animal.Lávate las manos después de tocar un animal.
4. (to deal with) 
a. manejar 
When handling a difficult situation, you need to remain calm.Cuando manejas una situación difícil, tienes que mantener la calma.
b. tratar 
It is so hard to handle teenagers.Es tan difícil tratar a los adolescentes.
c. llevar 
They don't know how to handle their new dog.No saben cómo llevar a su perro nuevo.
5. (to be responsible for) 
He's the one handling the investigation.Él es quien se encarga de la investigación.
b. llevar 
Our boss handles several departments.Nuestro jefe lleva varios departamentos.
6. (to cope with) 
a. soportar 
I can't handle the idea of losing him.No soporto la idea de perderlo.
7. (to trade) 
We handle properties in all the major areas of the city.Comerciamos con propiedades de todas las zonas importantes de la ciudad.
intransitive verb
8. (vehicle) 
This car handles very smoothly.Este coche tiene una conducción muy suave.
noun
9. (object to grip) 
a. el mango (M) 
Take the pan by its handle and rotate it towards the wall.Agarra la sartén por el mango y rótala hacia la pared.
b. el asa (F) 
The jar handle broke.Se rompió el asa de la jarra.
c. el palo (M) (of a broom) 
She had stopped sweeping, but was still holding on to the broom handle.Había dejado de barrer, pero seguía agarrada al palo de la escoba.
d. el tirador (M) (of a drawer) 
The drawer is missing a handle. How can you open it?El cajón no tiene tirador. ¿Cómo lo abres?
e. la manija (F) (of a drawer) 
She pulled the handle and the drawer opened with great ease.Tiró de la manija y el cajón se abrió con gran facilidad.
f. el picaporte (M) (of a door) 
To open the door, turn the handle to the right.Para abrir la puerta, gira el picaporte hacia la derecha.
g. el pomo (M) (of a door) 
The doors had gold handles.Las puertas tenían pomos de oro.
h. la manivela (F) (of a device) 
The handle of the crankshaft got stuck and wouldn't turn.La manivela del cigüeñal se atascó y no giraba.
10. (nickname) 
a. el apodo (M) 
The name was available and was accepted as my handle.El nombre estaba disponible y fue aceptado como mi apodo.
handle
Noun
1. (of broom, umbrella, gun, knife) 
a. el mango (M) 
2. (of racket, bat) 
a. la empuñadura (F) 
3. (of suitcase, cup) 
a. la asa (F) 
4. (of door) 
a. la manilla (F) 
5. (fig) 
a. no direct translation 
to fly off the handleperder los estribos
6. (fig) 
a. no direct translation 
to get a handle on somethinghacerse una idea clara de algo
transitive verb
7. (touch, hold) 
a. manejar, manipular 
handle with carefrágil
to handle the ballhacer (falta con la) mano
8. (cope with; situation, crisis) 
a. hacer frente a, afrontar 
9. (commerce) 
a. encargarse de (business, contract, client) 
intransitive verb
10. (general) 
a. no direct translation 
to handle wellresponder bien
handle [ˈhændl]
noun
1 [of knife, brush, spade, saucepan] mango (m); [of broom] palo (m); [of basket, bucket, jug] asa (f); [of drawer] tirador (m); manija (f); [of door] (round knob) pomo (m); (lever) picaporte (m); manilla (f); (LAm) [of stretcher, wheelbarrow] brazo (m); [of pump] palanca (f); (for winding) manivela (f)
the handle of a cricket bat protruded from under his arm a broom handle if the basket has a handle you can decorate it with ribbon it is dangerous to leave saucepan handles projecting over the edge of the cooker it's a nice piece of furniture but I don't like the handles on the drawers I turned the handle and found the door was open a beautiful Victorian mahogany chest of drawers with the original handles he was cranking the handle for all he was worth I grabbed the handle and started pumping
to fly off the handle perder los estribos; salirse de sus casillas
he flew off the handle at the slightest thing
2 (pretext) excusa (f); pretexto (m); (opportunity) oportunidad (f)
to get a handle on sth (informal) llegar a saber cómo lidiar con algo; to have a handle on sth (informal) tener algo controlado
when you have got a handle on your anxiety you can begin to control it we've got to show the clients that we know what they're after - that we have a handle on it the government seems to have a handle on inflation the police thought they had a handle on youth crime look to the company's balance sheet to get a handle on a firm's financial risk sometimes I think I haven't got a handle on things anymore I couldn't get a handle on the guy and it was frustrating m
3 (title) título (m); (name) nombre (m)
to have a handle to one's name (aristocratic) tener un título nobiliario
he acquired the handle of "Hurricane Higgins"
transitive verb
1 (touch with hands) tocar
please do not handle the fruit se ruega no tocar la fruta
to handle the ball (Ftbl) tocar la pelota con la mano
2 (manipulate, move with hands) [+food] manipular
her hands are black from handling newsprint tiene las manos negras de andar con or andar manipulando periódicos; flowers need to be handled gently las flores necesitan que se las trate con cuidado
handle with care manéjese or trátese con cuidado
the police handled him roughly la policía lo maltrató
digging out and handling ancient artefacts he steered him towards the car, handling him gently he handled the fragile antique carefully essential oils are very powerful substances, and must be handled with respect wash your hands thoroughly before handling food wear rubber gloves when handling cat litter they then had to repeat the distasteful chore of handling the corpse he wasn't wearing gloves when he handled the glass
to handle sb with kid gloves tratar a algn con guantes de seda
she needs handling with kid gloves
3 (use) [+gun, machine] manejar
he knows how to handle a gun sabe cómo manejar una pistola
I had never handled an automatic he slipped the pistol deftly from the holster, handling it as naturally as a pipe smoker handles a pipe
"not to be taken before handling machinery" "no ingerir en caso de ir a manejar maquinaria"
4 (drive, steer) [+car] conducir; manejar; (LAm) [+ship] gobernar; [+horse] manejar
she had an excellent reputation for handling headstrong horses she handled the Honda far better than I'd handled Keller's Golf
5 (tackle) [+situation] manejar; [+people] tratar
he handled the situation very well manejó or llevó muy bien la situación; I could have handled it better than I did podría haberlo manejado mejor de lo que lo hice
she didn't know how to handle the problem how would you handle this problem? I think I would handle a meeting with Mr Siegel very badly the kind of person you are and how you handle your relationships he knew he could have handled it by telephone I was satisfied with the way my complaint was handled if not handled carefully, this situation could escalate into a major conflict
6 (manage effectively) [+people] manejar bien; [+emotions] controlar
she can certainly handle children no cabe duda de que maneja bien a or sabe manejarse con los niños
she has no idea how to handle the press you must learn how to handle your anger
she can't handle pressure no puede con la presión; I don't know if I can handle the job no sé si puedo sacar adelante el trabajo
can you handle dogs? I knew absolutely nothing about handling or feeding a baby how to build self-confidence by handling negative thoughts that undermine body image I handled anxiety in my usual way - I smiled more brightly start by asking yourself how your parents handled their anger he knows how to handle his son this child is very hard to handle
7 (be responsible for) [+case, investigation] llevar; encargarse de
the solicitor handling your case el abogado que lleva or se encarga de tu caso; we don't handle criminal cases nosotros no nos encargamos or ocupamos de las causas penales
do you handle tax matters?
the treasurer handles large sums of money el tesorero maneja grandes cantidades de dinero; I'll handle this yo me encargo (de esto)
she handled travel arrangements for the press corps during the presidential campaign the investigation is being handled by Scotland Yard's anto-terrorist branch the estate agent handling the sale of the house I'd always handled the household budget
8 (deal in) [+goods] comerciar con
we don't handle that type of product no comerciamos con ese tipo de productos; we don't handle that type of business no hacemos ese tipo de trabajos
her husband's accusation that her son had been handling dope
to handle stolen goods comerciar con objetos robados
9 (process)
a computer can store and handle large amounts of information un ordenador puede almacenar y trabajar con or procesar muchísima información; can the port handle big ships? ¿tiene capacidad el puerto para buques grandes?; the present system of handling refuse el actual sistema de recogida y tratamiento de residuos; there is an extra fee for handling and packing your order hay un recargo por tramitación y embalaje de su pedido; we handle ten per cent of their total sales movemos or trabajamos un diez por ciento del total de sus ventas
sawmillers handling high quality cedar for a specialized market
we handle 2,000 travellers a day por aquí pasan 2.000 viajeros cada día
intransitive verb
[+car, plane, horse] comportarse; [+ship] gobernarse
this car handles like a dream este coche va or se comporta de maravilla
I found it handled better with fifteen gallons-plus in the tank she handled beautifully when we flew her to her mast it handled well on its first flight and achieved a speed of 182 mph she handled rather heavily at first cotton handles easier than linen el algodón es más fácil de manejar trabajar que el lino
Phrases with "handle"
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door handle
la manija
Examples
Verb Conjugations for manejar
PresentPreteriteImperfectConditionalFuture
yo
manejo
manejé
manejaba
manejaría
manejaré
manejas
manejaste
manejabas
manejarías
manejarás
él/ella/Ud.
maneja
manejó
manejaba
manejaría
manejará
nosotros
manejamos
manejamos
manejábamos
manejaríamos
manejaremos
vosotros
manejáis
manejasteis
manejabais
manejaríais
manejaréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.
manejan
manejaron
manejaban
manejarían
manejarán
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