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Meaning of “at hand” in the English Dictionary

"at hand" in British English

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at hand

C1 near in ​time or ​position: We ​want to ​ensure that help is at hand (= ​easilyavailable) for all ​childrensufferingabuse.
(Definition of at hand from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"at hand" in American English

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at hand

happening or ​present at this ​time: The ​spaceshuttlecrew must ​staycompletelyfocused on the ​task at hand.
(Definition of at hand from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “at hand”
in Chinese (Simplified) (时间上)临近, 在附近…
in Chinese (Traditional) (時間上)臨近, 在附近…
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