Carry and Handle


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Carry verb – To manage the actions of (oneself) in a particular way.
Usage example: during that difficult time the grieving parents carried themselves with unfailing grace and dignity

Handle is a synonym for carry in hold topic. In some cases you can use "Handle" instead a verb "Carry", when it comes to topics like manage, transport.
Nearby Words: carriage, carried, carrier, carrying, carri
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Handle verb – To deal with (something) usually skillfully or efficiently.
Carry is a synonym for handle in hold topic. Sometimes you can use "Carry" instead a verb "Handle", if it concerns topics such as trade in, deal in.
Nearby Words: hand, handled, handling, handler, handhold
Synonyms for Handle

Common collocations

people carry people handle people
stuff carry stuff handle stuff
amount carry amount handle amount
way carry way handle way
Other nouns: money, weight, rifle, weapon, sword, gun, weapons, guns, firearms.

Both words in one sentence

  • Bridal Carry Making the carry-ee just a bit too heavy for the carrier to handle.
    Source: Bridal Carry
  • Fanfic / Fallout: Equestria You can handle multiple objects with ease; and with enough focus, you could probably carry around an Ursa Minor!
  • Lupin III doesn't carry a sword and almost never has call to use one, preferring to let Goemon handle the cutting of useless objects.
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