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hands

noun
plural of hand

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 the ability to direct the course of something
  • the final decision is in your hands

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2 the fact or state of having (something) at one's disposal
  • I'd like to get my hands on that vintage Cadillac convertible

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hands

verb
present tense third-person singular of hand

Synonyms & Antonyms of hands (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to put (something) into the possession of someone for use or consumption
  • was happy to hand her grandmother's cookie recipes to the parish ladies to put in their cookbook

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2 to shift possession of (something) from one person to another
  • the clerk handed her the receipt

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“Hands.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hands. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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