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change hands

Definition of change hands

  1. :  to go from one owner to another <The property has changed hands many times in recent decades.>



Word by Word Definitions

changeplay
  1. :  to make different in some particular :  alter

    :  to make radically different :  transform

    :  to give a different position, course, or direction to

  1. :  the act, process, or result of changing: as

    :  alteration

    :  transformation

handplay hands
  1. :  the terminal part of the vertebrate forelimb when modified (as in humans) as a grasping organ

    :  the forelimb segment (as the terminal section of a bird's wing) of a vertebrate higher than the fishes that corresponds to the hand irrespective of its form or functional specialization

    :  a part serving the function of or resembling a hand: as

  1. :  with the hands rather than by machine

  1. :  to touch or manage with the hands

    :  to deal with

    :  furl


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