hand

I
n.
part of the arm below the wrist

1) to shake smb.'s hand; to shake hands with smb.

2) to clasp, grab, grasp; take smb.'s hand

3) to hold; join hands

4) to lay one's hands on

5) to cup one's hands

6) to clap one's hands

7) to wring one's hands

8) to lower; raise one's hand

9) bare; delicate; dishpan (esp. AE); gentle hands (he grasped the hot metal with his bare hands)

10) a pair of hands

11) by hand (to do smt. by hand)

12) by the hand (to lead smb. by the hand; to take smb. by the hand)

13) hands off; hands up

help
active participation

14) to give, lend smb. a hand

15) to lift a hand (he would not lift a hand to help)

16) to have a hand in

17) a guiding; helping hand (to lend a helping hand)

18) a hand at, in, with (give me a hand with the dishes)

worker

(esp. AE)

19) a hired; ranch hand

specialist

20) an old hand (at smt.)

pointer on a clock

21) an hour; minute; second, sweep-second hand

ability

22) to try one's hand at smt.

control

23) to get out of hand

24) to take smb. in hand

25) a firm; iron hand

pledge of betrothal

(formal)

26) to ask for smb.'s hand

cards held by a player

(also fig.)

27) to show, tip one's hand

28) to have, hold a hand

29) a good, strong; weak hand (she held a strong hand)

possession
ownership

30) to fall into smb.'s hands

31) to change hands

32) enemy; private hands (the documents fell into enemy hands)

source

33) at first hand ('directly')

34) at second hand ('indirectly')

viewpoint

35) on one hand ('from one viewpoint'); on the other hand ('from the other viewpoint')

closeness

36) at, on hand (near at hand)

misc.

37) to lay a hand on smb. ('to harm smb.'); from hand to mouth ('barely existing'); to have one's hands full ('to be very busy'); to eat out of smb.'s hand ('to be subservient to smb.'); to force smb. 's hand ('to compel smb. to act'); to throw up one's hands ('to give up'); to wash one's hands of smt. ('to shed all responsibility for smt.'); with a heavy hand ('crudely'); to suffer at smb.'s hands; with clean hands ('innocent'); to go hand in hand ('to go together'); to win hands down ('to win easily'); all hands on deck! ('all sailors on deck'); to have time on one's hands ('to have free time'); to have worthless property on one's hands ('to be burdened by worthless property')

II

v. (A) hand the salt to me; or: hand me the salt

* * *
[hænd]
delicate
hold a hand
iron hand
join hands
lend smb. a hand
or: hand me the salt
raise one's hand
ranch hand
strong
sweep-second hand
take smb. 's hand
tip one's hand
to shake hands with smb.
to suffer at smb. 's hands
hands up
all hands on deck! ('all sailors on deck')
from hand to mouth ('barely existing')
with a heavy hand ('crudely')
on the other hand ('from the other viewpoint')
with clean hands ('innocent')
to have worthless property on one's hands ('to be burdened by worthless property')
to eat out of smb. 's hand ('to be subservient to smb. ')
to have one's hands full ('to be very busy')
to force smb. 's hand ('to compel smb. to act')
to throw up one's hands ('to give up')
to go hand in hand ('to go together')
to have time on one's hands ('to have free time')
to wash one's hands of smt. ('to shed all responsibility for smt. ')
to win hands down ('to win easily')
dishpan (esp. AE)
with (give me a hand with the dishes)
gentle hands (he grasped the hot metal with his bare hands)
on hand (near at hand)
weak hand (she held a strong hand)
private hands (the documents fell into enemy hands)
helping hand (to lend a helping hand)
(A) hand the salt to me
['ability'] to try one's hand at smt.
['cards held by a player'] (also fig.) to show
['closeness'] at
['control'] to get out of hand
['help'] ['active participation'] to give
['part of the arm below the wrist'] to shake smb. 's hand
['pledge of betrothal'] (formal) to ask for smb. 's hand
['pointer on a clock'] an hour
['possession'] ['ownership'] to fall into smb. 's hands
['worker'] (esp. AE) a hired
a firm
a good
a guiding
a pair of hands
a hand at
to change hands
to clap one's hands
to clasp
to cup one's hands
to have
to have a hand in
to hold
to lay one's hands on
to lower
to take smb. in hand
to wring one's hands
hands off
['source'] at first hand ('directly')
['viewpoint'] on one hand ('from one viewpoint')
at second hand ('indirectly')
['misc. '] to lay a hand on smb. ('to harm smb. ')
['specialist'] an old hand (at smt.)
to lift a hand (he would not lift a hand to help)
by hand (to do smt. by hand)
by the hand (to lead smb. by the hand; to take smb. by the hand)

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