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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

References in periodicals archive ?
Children can use this pattern from Eight Hands Round to develop both number patterns and spatial reasoning.
The Danish Manchester United ace swopped his team strip for scruffy old tackle and instead of a football he got his hands round a little porker.
Fearn allegedly loitered around Nicola's house - and once put his hands round her throat to restrain her.
While she must be tempted to put her healing hands round Kevin's throat, at least Sophie has come up with an offer that Jenna might find difficult to refuse.
Asked what he remembered most about ending ten years without a major Els said: "There are quite a few things but really putting my hands round the Claret Jug again.
The highlight of the whole tournament to me was Sam Warburton's try-saving ankle tackle on Manu Tuilagi, who must still have nightmares about his failure to reach the whitewash, because Sam leapt six feet across and somehow clamped his hands round his ankles.
The Argentine reacted by ignoring all efforts at a communal celebration, running to the dug-out where he cupped his hands round his ears in order to listen to the celebrations as, directly in front of him, Sir Alex Ferguson looked on.
Gavin just put his hands round my chest and the bone shot out.
1) Lift left leg, bend the knee and clasp hands round knee.
There are painful echoes of all those traumatic scenes with Little Mo, as Trevor is seen squeezing his hands round Kat's throat.
Major had said he was too drunk to remember anything, including putting his hands round Miss Coe's throat in the incident on January 4.
Nigella divorced Saatchi in a 70-second hearing in July after he was pictured with his hands round her neck at a restaurant in London the month before.
He smashed her head on the console and put his hands round her throat, asking if she had sex with the man at the club in London's Soho, the court heard.
Yet Roxanne Lawrence, a 38-yearold West Bromwich woman allowed her daughter, Stacey, aged nine, to stay overnight in the cab of a man whom, so she claimed to a Sunday paper, would put his hands round her neck to squeeze her throat during intercourse.
Bruno Peek OBE, tourist board chairman and national organiser, hands round the Loving Cup filled with English apple juice to local schoolchildren; and, right, Liverpool Lord Mayor Joan Lang admiresthe cup Pictures: COLIN LANE