hand in hand

adverb

1
: with hands clasped (as in intimacy or affection)
walking hand in hand
2
: in close association : together
The chef works hand in hand with a nutritionist.
illness and bad housing go hand in handTimes Literary Supplement

Example Sentences

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of hand in hand was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Hand in hand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hand%20in%20hand. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

hand in hand

adverb
1
: with one's hand clasping another's hand
walked hand in hand
2
: in close association : together
hard work and success go hand in hand

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