Meaning of “hand sth around” in the English Dictionary

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"hand sth around" in British English

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hand sth around

UK also hand round
phrasal verb with hand uk /hænd/ us /hænd/ verb [ T ]

to pass or offer something to all the people in a group:

Adam, could you hand around the cookies?

More examples

  • Could you hand these worksheets around, please? There should be enough for everyone.
  • He handed round a plate of tiny sandwiches, daintily arranged in rings.
  • We children used to enjoy handing around the food at parties.
  • The teacher handed around a clipboard and asked us all to write our names on the sheet.
  • He didn't hand the chocolates around, he just sat and ate them himself!

(Definition of “hand sth around” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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