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English definition of “hand”

hand

noun (BODY PART)    /hænd/
A1 [C] the part of the body at the end of the arm that is used for holding, moving, touching, and feeling things: All their toys are made by hand. I delivered her invitation by hand (= not using the postal service).informal Get your hands off (= stop touching) my bike! He can mend anything - he's so good with his hands. You have to hold my hand when we cross the road. They walked by, holding hands. Hold your fork in your left hand and your knife in your right hand. She sat, pen in hand (= with a pen in her hand), searching for the right words. They can't keep their hands off each other - they never stop kissing and cuddling. "Congratulations!" she said and shook me by the hand/shook my hand/shook hands with me. She took me by the hand and led me into the cave. a hand towelThe hand
(Definition of hand noun (BODY PART) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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