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English definition of “give someone a hand”

give someone a hand

(also lend (someone) a hand)
to give someone help: Could you give me a hand with these suitcases? Marcia has taught her children to lend a hand when it comes to cleaning up after meals.
(Definition of give someone a hand from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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