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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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It was over quickly, maybe five or six seconds, but it was a real fight - Tofting had his hand around his throat.
Moving her shoulder forward closes her hand around the fork.
As we spoke about the Guest Editorial he had written in the December issue, he put his hand around my neck and shoulder, and thanked me for publishing it.
Since the first cave man cupped a hand around his ear to hear better, hearing aid methodology - to simply make sounds louder - has changed very little.
With the thumb-side of your fist just above their belly button, your other hand around your fist, quickly pull your fist in and up).
The pair were spotted strolling hand in hand around the shops after an intimate lunch in Notting Hill, West London, the Mirror reported.
A colleague had told bosses he saw the 52-year-old of Western Moor, Blackfell, Washington, put his hand around a resident's neck, prompting police to be called in.
For his part, Guillen said he was 90 percent, noting he broke the hamate bone in his left hand around this time last year while with Oakland.