Synonyms of hand in English:



  • 1 big, strong hands
    palm, fist
    informal paw, mitt, duke, hook, meathook


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


at hand

the time for courage is at hand imminentapproachingcomingabout to happenon the horizonimpending

big hand

informal her fans gave her a big hand round of applauseclaphandclapovationstanding ovationapplausehandclapping

close at hand

keep the manual close at hand readily availableavailablehandyto handwithin reachaccessiblecloseclose bynearnearbyat the readyat one's fingertipsat one's disposalconvenient informalget-at-able

hand down

this bracelet has been handed down for four generations pass onpass downbequeathwillleavemake overgivegifttransfer Lawdemisedevise

hand in glove

working hand in glove with their former adversaries in close collaborationin close associationin close cooperationvery closelyin partnershipin leaguein collusion informalin cahootsin bed

hand out

volunteers were asked to hand out pamphlets distributegive outpass out/arounddole outdish outdeal outmete outissuedispenseallocateallotapportiondisbursecirculatedisseminate

hand over

they handed over the stolen goods to the authorities yieldgivegive uppassgrantentrustsurrenderrelinquishcedeturn overdeliver upforfeitsacrifice

hands down

we won hands down easilyeffortlesslywith easewith no troublewithout effort informalby a mileno sweat

try one's hand at

I regret that I never tried my hand at waterskiing have a go atmake an attempt athave a shot atattempttrytry outgive something a try informalhave a stab atgive something a whirl formalessay

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