lend a hand

Definition of lend a hand

:to provide help
  • I'll be happy to lend a hand.

Word by Word Definitions

lend play
  1. : to give for temporary use on condition that the same or its equivalent be returned

  2. : to put at another's temporary disposal

  3. : to let out (money) for temporary use on condition of repayment with interest

hand play
  1. : the terminal part of the vertebrate forelimb when modified (as in humans) as a grasping organ : the body part at the end of the arm of a human, ape, or monkey

  2. : the forelimb segment (such 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

  3. : a part serving the function of or resembling a hand: such as

  1. : with the hands rather than by machine

  1. : to touch or manage with the hands

  2. : furl

  3. : to lead, guide, or assist with the hand


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