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hand

Synonyms of hand in English:

noun

  • 1 big, strong hands
    palm, fist
    informal paw, mitt, duke, hook, meathook
  • 2 the clock's second hand
    pointer, indicator, needle, arrow, marker
  • 3 (hands) the frontier posts remained in government hands
    control, power, charge, authority;
    command, responsibility, guardianship, management, care, supervision, jurisdiction;
    clutches, grasp, thrall;
    disposal
    informal say-so
  • 4 let me give you a hand
    a good turn, a favor
  • 5 a document written in his own hand
  • 6 a ranch hand
    worker, workman, laborer, operative, hired hand, roustabout, peon;
    cowboy
  • verb

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  • 1 she handed each of us an envelope
    pass, give, let someone have;
    throw, toss;
    present to
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    manual relating to the hands

    Phrases

    at hand

    1
    the time for courage is at hand
    imminent, approaching, coming, about to happen, on the horizon;

    big hand

    2
    informal her fans gave her a big hand
    round of applause, clap, handclap, ovation, standing ovation;
    applause, handclapping

    close at hand

    3
    keep the manual close at hand
    readily available, available, handy, to hand, within reach, accessible, close, close by, near, nearby, at the ready, at one's fingertips, at one's disposal, convenient
    informal get-at-able

    hand down

    4
    this bracelet has been handed down for four generations
    pass on, pass down;
    bequeath, will, leave, make over, give, gift, transfer;
    Law demise, devise

    hand in glove

    5
    working hand in glove with their former adversaries
    in close collaboration, in close association, in close cooperation, very closely, in partnership, in league, in collusion
    informal in cahoots, in bed

    hand out

    6
    volunteers were asked to hand out pamphlets
    distribute, give out, pass out/around, dole out, dish out, deal out, mete out, issue, dispense;
    allocate, allot, apportion, disburse;
    circulate, disseminate

    hand over

    7
    they handed over the stolen goods to the authorities
    yield, give, give up, pass, grant, entrust, surrender, relinquish, cede, turn over, deliver up, forfeit, sacrifice

    hands down

    8
    we won hands down
    easily, effortlessly, with ease, with no trouble, without effort
    informal by a mile, no sweat

    try one's hand at

    9
    I regret that I never tried my hand at waterskiing
    have a go at, make an attempt at, have a shot at;
    attempt, try, try out, give something a try
    informal have a stab at, give something a whirl
    formal essay

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