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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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She said: "He had his hands round my neck and I ended up on the floor.
Texts from David Howell, 34, included: "Don't u want my hands round your t**s then?
He had his hands round the boy's neck as he held him more than two feet off the ground, a court heard.
A POLICEMAN'S young daughter yesterday told a court how she saw her "naughty" father with his hands round her mother's neck during a argument.
Walker claimed he could remember nothing of the incident when he threw the youngster to the ground, put his hands round his throat, then committed a sex act, the High Court in Edinburgh heard.
At one point a bleary-eyed Nadine threw her arms around his neck while he had his hands round her waist.
Laszlo, from Prestonfield, Edinburgh, knelt on the older man's chest with his hands round his throat.
The Australian singer accused him of putting his hands round her waist and fondling her breasts on the ferry from Belfast to Stranraer.
Garda Tallon said he saw a civilian with his hands round a Garda's neck and felt there was no way his colleague could defend himself and decided to intervene in the scuffle.
My son, who isn't even a hairdresser, was dancing and one of the scrap metal men felt his bottom and the next thing I knew a scrap man had his hands round his throat.
Another ex-girlfriend also claimed Coutts, 35, put his hands round her throat during sex.
He didn't make any sexual advances, but he had his hands round my neck all the time.
A TOP New York gossip columnist has told how Gabriel Byrne wrapped his hands round his throat.
But when you wrap your sweaty hands round the label, her dress disappears - leaving her wearing only a skimpy pair of white knickers.
Rangers are unlikely to protest this time after TV evidence showed Albertz had his hands round the throat of Gary Smith after a stamping incident.