American English

Definition of hand verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hand
he / she / it hands
past simple handed
-ing form handing
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  •  to pass or give something to someone hand something to somebody She handed the letter to me. hand somebody something She handed me the letter.
  • Idioms
    hand something to somebody on a plate (informal)
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    to give something to someone without the person concerned making any effort Nobody's going to hand you success on a plate.
    have to hand it to somebody (informal)
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    used to say that someone deserves praise for something You have to hand it to her—she's a great cook.
    Phrasal Verbshand somethingaroundhand something back (to somebody)hand somethingdown (to somebody)hand somethingin (to somebody)hand somethingon (to somebody)hand somethingout (to somebody)hand over (to somebody)hand somebody/somethingover (to somebody)hand somebody over to somebody
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: hand