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hand

noun /hӕnd/
the part of the body at the end of the arm. die Hand She injured her left hand. People often shake hands when they meet for the first time.
a pointer on a clock, watch etc der Zeiger Clocks usually have an hour hand and a minute hand.
a person employed as a helper, crew member etc der Arbeiter, der Mann a farm hand All hands on deck!
help; assistance die Hilfe Can I lend a hand? Give me a hand with this box, please.
a set of playing-cards dealt to a person das Blatt I had a very good hand so I thought I had a chance of winning.
a measure (approximately centimetres) used for measuring the height of horses die Handbreit a horse of 14 hands.
handwriting die Handschrift The note was written in a neat hand.
handful noun
as much as can be held in one hand die Handvoll a handful of sweets.
a small number die Handvoll Only a handful of people came to the meeting.
a person etc difficult to control die Plage Her three children are a (bit of a) handful.
handbag noun
(American usually purse) a small bag carried by women, for personal belongings. die Handtasche
handbill noun
a small printed notice. das Flugblatt
handbook noun
a small book giving information about (how to do) something das Handbuch a handbook of European birds a bicycle-repair handbook.
handbrake noun
(in a car, bus etc) a brake operated by the driver’s hand. die Handbremse
handcuff verb
to put handcuffs on (a person) Handschellen anlegen The police handcuffed the criminal.
handcuffs noun plural
steel rings, joined by a short chain, put round the wrists of prisoners die Handschellen(pl.) a pair of handcuffs.
hand lens noun
a magnifying-glass held in the hand. das Vergrößerungsglas, die Lupe
handmade adjective
made with a person’s hands or with tools held in the hands, rather than by machines handgemacht handmade furniture.
hand-operated adjective
handbetrieben a hand-operated drill.
hand-picked adjective
chosen very carefully sorgsam ausgewählt a hand-picked team of workers.
handshake noun
the act of grasping (a person’s) hand eg as a greeting. der Händedruck a firm handshake
handstand noun
the gymnastic act of balancing one’s body upright in the air with one’s hands on the ground. der Handstand The gymnasts were practising handstands.
handwriting noun
writing with a pen or pencil die Handschrift Today we will practise handwriting.
the way in which a person writes die Handschrift Your handwriting is terrible!
handwritten adjective
handgeschrieben The letter was handwritten, not typed.
at hand
(with closeor near) near nahe The bus station is close at hand.
available bei der Hand Help is at hand.
at the hands of
from, or by the action of von seiten He received very rough treatment at the hands of the kidnappers.
be hand in glove (with someone)
to be very closely associated with someone, especially for a bad purpose. unter einer Decke stecken mit The mafia chief was hand in glove with a number of corrupt police officials.
by hand
with a person’s hand or tools held in the hands, rather than with machinery mit der Hand All our furniture is made by hand.
not by post but by a messenger etc durch Boten This parcel was delivered by hand.
fall into the hands (of someone)
to be caught, found, captured etc by someone in die Hände fallen von He fell into the hands of bandits The documents fell into the wrong hands (= were found, captured etc by someone who was not supposed to see them).
force someone’s hand
to force someone to do something either which he or she does not want to do or sooner than he or she wants to do it. jemanden zwingen zu I tried to force his hand by reminding him that he’d pormised to help us.
get one’s hands on
to catch zwischen die Finger kriegen If I ever get my hands on him, I’ll make him sorry for what he did!
to get or obtain in die Hände bekommen I’d love to get my hands on a car like that.
give/lend a helping hand
to help or assist helfen I’m always ready to give/lend a helping hand.
hand down
to pass on from one generation to the next vererben These customs have been handed down from father to son since the Middle Ages.
hand in
to give or bring to a person, place etc abgeben The teacher told the children to hand in their exercise books.
hand in hand
with one person holding the hand of another Hand in Hand The boy and girl were walking along hand in hand Poverty and crime go hand in hand.
hand on
to give to someone weitergeben When you have finished reading these notes, hand them on to someone else in the class.
hand out
to give to several people; to distribute austeilen The teacher handed out books to all the pupils They were handing out leaflets in the street.
handout noun
a leaflet or a copy of a piece of paper with information given to students in class, distributed at a meeting etc das Handout, die Handzettel You’ll find the diagram on page four of your handout.
money, clothes etc given to a very poor person or a beggar. die Spende, die milde Gabe He lives off handouts.
hand over
to give or pass; to surrender aushändigen, übergeben We know you have the jewels, so hand them over They handed the thief over to the police.
hand over fist
in large amounts, usually quickly in rascher Folge He’s making money hand over fist.
hands down
very easily spielend You’ll win hands down.
hands off!
do not touch! Hände weg Those chocolates are mine. Hands off!
hands-on adjective
practical; involving active participation praktische Kenntnisse We’re looking for someone who has hands-on experience with computers.
hands up!
raise your hands above your head Hände hoch! ‘Hands up!’ shouted the gunman.
hand to hand
with one individual fighting another at close quarters Mann gegen Mann, Nah-… The soldiers fought the enemy hand to hand hand-to-hand fighting.
have a hand in (something)
to be one of the people who have caused, done etc (something) beteiligt sein bei Did you have a hand in the building of this boat / in the success of the project?
have/get/gain the upper hand
to (begin to) win, beat the enemy etc die Oberhand gewinnen The enemy made a fierce attack, but failed to get the upper hand.
hold hands (with someone)
to be hand in hand with someone Händchen halten The boy and girl walked along holding hands (with each other).
in good hands
receiving care and attention in guten Händen The patient is in good hands.
in hand
not used etc; remaining in der Hand We still have $10 in hand.
being dealt with in Bearbeitung We have received your complaint and the matter is now in hand.
in the hands of
being dealt with by in Händen von This matter is now in the hands of my solicitor.
keep one’s hand in
to remain good or skilful at doing something by doing it occasionally in Übung bleiben I still sometimes play a game of billiards, just to keep my hand in.
off one’s hands
no longer needing to be looked after etc loswerden You’ll be glad to get the children off your hands for a couple of weeks.
on hand
near; present; ready for use etc zur Hand We always keep some candles on hand in case there’s a power failure.
(on the one hand) … on the other hand
an expression used to introduce two opposing parts of an argument etc andererseits On the one hand, cars are extremely useful for getting around. On the other hand, they cause a lot of pollution.
out of hand
unable to be controlled außer Kontrolle The angry crowd was getting out of hand.
shake hands with (someone) / shake someone’s hand
to grasp a person’s (usually right) hand, in one’s own (usually right) hand, as a form of greeting, as a sign of agreement etc. Hände schütteln The two leaders shook hands and posed for the cameras.
a show of hands
at a meeting, debate etc, a vote expressed by people raising their hands. das Handheben The issue was decided by a show of hands.
take in hand
to look after, discipline or train. in die Hand nehmen
to hand
here; easily reached zur Hand All the tools you need are to hand.
(Definition of hand from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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