helping hand

noun

Definition of helping hand

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Synonyms & Antonyms for helping hand

Synonyms

abetment, aid, assist, assistance, backing, boost, hand, help, leg up, lift, support

Antonyms

hindrance

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Examples of helping hand in a Sentence

a skilled mechanic who generously provides a helping hand when his neighbors are plagued by car troubles

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Spring's arrival at the end of a long winter seems to lift everyone's spirits, so what better time of year to consider those in our communities who may need a helping hand. Rich Heileman, cleveland.com, "Middleburg Heights sets Annual Food Drive: Around The Town," 4 May 2018 When the Ram 1500 accelerates at low speed, its regenerative capability acts as a motor that delivers power to the engine's crankshaft like a helping hand. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "Ram 1500 eTorque: Why the Electrified Pickup Truck Is Even Better," 19 Sep. 2018 Cg0ArKJSzHtUi_tfhyyLEAE&urlfix=1&adurl= Lending literal helping hands to Kolp were her dad, Joe; her 19-year-old brother, Tanner; and her sister and brother-in-law, Emily and Dillon LeBahn. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "Born without a leg, nothing slows down this Chugiak teenager," 24 June 2018 The mother duck was peering anxiously into the drain, where her babies needed a helping hand. Kayla Fitzgerald, sacbee, "Luckily for these ducklings stuck in a storm drain, firefighters were nearby," 13 June 2018 Six months later there are still droves of people needing a helping hand to rebuild and improve current conditions. Melanie Laughman, Cincinnati.com, "Preps quick hits: MVCA helps Harvey relief efforts, refs inducted into state Hall of Fame," 9 Mar. 2018 After a marathon of soirees, even the most well-catered-to complexions are in need of a helping hand. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "11 Hit Beauty Gifts for the Friend Who Has Everything," 28 Nov. 2018 But the mother-daughter duo graciously welcomed the curious boy and accepted his offer of a helping hand. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Jackie Kennedy Onassis was 'horrified' of recluse aunt, cousin living in crumbling Grey Gardens, book claims," 12 Sep. 2018 In the deep-sea vents on Earth, larger animals like shrimp get a helping hand from the Earth’s heat seeping through the vents and organic material that drops from the surface world. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "What Would Life on Mars Be Like?," 25 July 2018

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First Known Use of helping hand

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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helping hand

noun

English Language Learners Definition of helping hand

: help or assistance

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