These gloves will keep your hands warm.
She put her hands over her eyes.
He sat quietly with his hands folded in his lap.
Do you need a hand? Verb
was happy to hand her grandmother's cookie recipes to the parish ladies to put in their cookbook
the clerk handed her the receipt See More
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The video shows Kimbrough using his stun gun on Hollman and then yelling for Hollman to put his hands behind his back.—Minyvonne Burke, NBC News, 22 Nov. 2023 An old Oxford chum, Alan (Nicholas Lyndhurst), soon convinces him to try his hand as a Harvard instructor, in a psychology department run by Olivia (Toks Olagundoye).—Michael Schneider, Variety, 22 Nov. 2023 The cost is a short-term cease-fire that Hamas will exploit, and three-quarters of the 236 hostages will remain in terrorist hands.—The Editorial Board, WSJ, 22 Nov. 2023 Originally built in 1130, the centuries-old residence is considered one of the few castles in Lower Austria that remains in private hands.—Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 22 Nov. 2023 With your hands, toss the butter in the flour until each piece is lightly coated.—The View, ABC News, 22 Nov. 2023 So get your clicking hands warmed up, toss out the shampoo empties on the edge of the tub, and keep reading to learn more about these rare discounts, and prepare for the best hair of your life.—Jennifer Hussein, Allure, 21 Nov. 2023 Fecal matter from your body or toilet paper might transfer to your hands and underneath your nails.—Maggie O'Neill, Health, 21 Nov. 2023 Terán, who used they/them pronouns, had at least 57 gunshot wounds in their body, according to the DeKalb County autopsy, including in the hands, torso, legs and head.—Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News, 10 Nov. 2023
However, the decision to hand the case to competition regulators has been criticized by industry bodies.—Ryan Hogg, Fortune Europe, 22 Nov. 2023 Brewster handed Tourmaline the iPad, which displayed a glitchy map of the city with pins marking the location of each new statue.—Adam Iscoe, The New Yorker, 20 Nov. 2023 The nation’s overseas bonds handed investors losses of more than 40% since they were restructured in 2020, among the worst showings in emerging markets.—Kevin Simauchi, Fortune, 20 Nov. 2023 The captain popped a bottle of Champagne and handed me a generous pour.—Layla Khoury-Hanold, Condé Nast Traveler, 16 Nov. 2023 If you’re permitted to give a gift, hand it to them in person.—Aly J. Yale, wsj.com, 15 Nov. 2023 Organizers designed signs and bumper stickers, and began handing them out.—Ian James, Los Angeles Times, 13 Nov. 2023 Advertisement The Cougars won this one, 74-65 before a big crowd at the raucous Marriott Center on Friday night to hand the No. 17 Aztecs only their second loss against a team not named Connecticut in their last 18 games – but their 31st loss in 35 all-time visits to Provo.—Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Nov. 2023 The agent then handed her a press release of Markel's murder with a phone number to call.—Alison Lynn, ABC News, 10 Nov. 2023
And putting money in people’s pockets goes hand-in-hand with social distancing policies, by defraying some of the costs of closing non-essential businesses, which in turn threatens the reliable paychecks of thousands of workers.—Ben Adler, The New Republic, 13 Apr. 2020 The two phenomena go hand-in-hand: The Arctic Oscillation is positive because the polar vortex is strong.—Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 19 Feb. 2020 The developments come a day after the managers hand-delivered the articles of impeachment, adopted by the House in December, to the Senate after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., signed them in a historic engrossment ceremony.—NBC News, 16 Jan. 2020 One shop sold stuffed toys made to look hand-woven, as if a wry old local was out back sewing Ewok dolls.—BostonGlobe.com, 13 Sep. 2019 His vision is carried on by three generations of his family who hand-pick grapes to make homemade wine.—Verna Gates, al, 19 Sep. 2019 Food that’s healthy for people and healthy for the environment go hand-in-hand.—Anne Schamberg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8 Oct. 2019 For the next election, all of L.A. County will be ditching the previous system where voters hand-marked ballots for a system where computers will aid in the marking process.—Lila Seidman, Glendale News-Press, 3 Oct. 2019 Half the fun is perusing the lengthy cocktail list, designed to look hand-scrawled and presented in a small binder.—Paul Hodgins, Daily Pilot, 25 Sep. 2019 See More
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Noun, Verb, and Adverb
Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German hant hand
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)