hand

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 [ˈhænd]


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hand

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. my [right, left] hand
  2. [another, an extra pair] of hands would [help, be welcome]
  3. [lend, give] me a hand (with)
  4. lend a (helping) hand
  5. do you [need, want] a hand?
  6. [burned, cut, hurt, broke] my hand
  7. [selected, made, crafted] by hand
  8. [made, did] it by hand
  9. offer your hand in [truce, concession, congratulations]
  10. the [clock, watch, second, hour, minute] hand
  11. the (clock) hand pointed to [nine]
  12. [saw, heard] it first hand
  13. [bought, ordered] it second hand
  14. a [good, bad] (poker) hand
  15. should have [five] cards in your hand
  16. was dealt a [good] hand
  17. strengthen our hand in (the negotiations)
  18. [but, then], on the other hand
  19. (works as) a [ranch, farm] hand
  20. let's give [the singer, our guest] a big hand
  21. wrote the [report, essay] by hand
  22. the [store, house, business] has changed hands
  23. she forced my hand
  24. by the hand of God
  25. (our future is) in the hands of [the gods, the banks]
  26. (don't) bite the hand that feeds you
  27. waited on him hand and foot
  28. were living hand to mouth
  29. won the [race, game, match] hands down
  30. has her hands full with [work, five kids]
n as adj
  1. hand-to-hand [combat, fighting]
  2. a hand [towel, saw, tool, band, glove, dryer, crank]
  3. give a hand signal
  4. sexually explicit: gave [me, her boyfriend] a hand job
  5. a hand-[made, crafted, painted] [mask, table, watch]
  6. a hand-picked [worker, candidate, player]
  7. hand-picked by [the president, her boss]
  8. hand-picked for the [job, position]
  9. a hand-operated [machine]
  10. is his right-hand man
  11. don't know the [date, answer, exact amount] off hand
v
  1. hand me the [paper, knife, salt]
  2. hand it to me [now, immediately]
  3. hand in your [assignments, homework, exams]
  4. handed my [assignment] in
  5. handed out the [assignments]
  6. handed the [assignments] out (to)
  7. hand over the [money, diamonds, briefcase]
  8. hand it over (to)
  9. handed over the [hostages, prisoners]
  10. handed him over to the [police, authorities]
  11. handed down a [sweater, pair of pants, ring]
  12. handed down [from my brother, for generations]
  13. hand you over to [the boss, my colleague]
  14. handed [it, the ball, the project] off to
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