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Synonyms for hand

round of applause




at or on hand

by hand


hand in glove


  • in association
  • in partnership
  • in league
  • in collaboration
  • in cooperation
  • in cahoots

hands down


  • easily
  • effortlessly
  • with ease
  • comfortably
  • without difficulty
  • with no trouble
  • standing on your head
  • with one hand tied behind your back
  • with no contest
  • with your eyes closed or shut

hand something around or round


hand something back

hand something down: pass on or down

hand something down: pronounce

hand something on

hand something or someone in

hand something or someone over: give

hand something or someone over: turn over

hand something out

in hand: in reserve


in hand: under way


in hand: under control


lay hands on someone: attack

lay hands on someone: bless

lay hands on something: get hold of

lend a hand


try your hand


Synonyms for hand

approval expressed by clapping

the act or an instance of helping

the particular angle from which something is considered

one of two or more contrasted parts or places identified by its location with respect to a center


to relinquish to the possession or control of another

to cause to be transferred from one to another

hand down: to convey (something) from one generation to the next

hand down: to deliver (an indictment or verdict, for example)


hand on: to convey (something) from one generation to the next

hand out: to pass (something) out

hand out: to make a gift of

hand out: to present as a gift to a charity or cause

hand over: to relinquish to the possession or control of another

hand over: to put in the charge of another for care, use, or performance

Synonyms for hand


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a position given by its location to the side of an object

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the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time

one of two sides of an issue

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a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece

a unit of length equal to 4 inches

a member of the crew of a ship

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a card player in a game of bridge

a round of applause to signify approval

terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates (e.g. apes or kangaroos)

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physical assistance

guide or conduct or usher somewhere

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As far as I am aware I did not put my hands around her neck," she said.
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After many sessions with her before and after school, I created my final work and called it "Eight Hands Around.
Feeling adrift, I make a beeline for the Inn at the Willows and its evening Pagan Ritual, where a group of saronged hippie chicks in flower wreaths are holding hands around a maypole.
Getting their hands around how exposed they are in terms of dollars and lives is very difficult.
To be viable as CEO candidates, executive recruiter Carol Westfall says, physicians must demonstrate "any P&L experience where they could get their hands around a project and own it, take it from end to end.
When her father called, "Side couples to the center and four hands around," four horses would form a line in the center, two facing one direction and two facing the other direction.
Tom has been caught with his hands around the neck of a murder victim who happens to be the head biologist of the museum.
One feels the universality of an idea such as Lying on back on elbows knees up, 2000, or Sitting hands around knees, 2000, only through the memory of a similar event.
AMERICAN PIE: Wrap your hands around the wheel and lock your hair in leather cuffs.
Luke, who had managed to get his hands around to the front with his mother's help, was put in the library with the test in front of him, while teachers called the fire brigade.
The audit committee needs something easier to get its hands around.
For a while we thought that maybe our requirements were too strict: Commercial real estate experts with their hands around both the metropolitan area, as well as the global marketplace.
I just want to get my hands around his neck and squeeze the life out of him," As a young offender, there's not much the law can do but pick him up and take him home.
At her next job, in Betty Herman's dress shop, nearby, she learned "a lot about how to treat people," as well as the mantra she still lives by: "There should not be anything you can't get your hands around and do"--a message reinforced, she says, when she beat breast cancer at age 37.