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Translation of "hand" - English-Spanish dictionary

hand

noun /hӕnd/
the part of the body at the end of the arm mano She injured her left hand People often shake hands when they meet for the first time. a pointer on a clock, watch etc manecilla, aguja Clocks usually have an hour hand and a minute hand. a person employed as a helper, crew member etc trabajador, operario a farm hand All hands on deck! help; assistance mano, ayuda Can I lend a hand? Give me a hand with this box, please. a set of playing-cards dealt to a person mano, cartas 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 palmo a horse of 14 hands. handwriting caligrafía The note was written in a neat hand. handful noun as much as can be held in one hand puñado a handful of sweets. a small number puñado Only a handful of people came to the meeting. a person etc difficult to control dar mucha guerra, ser difícil de controlar Her three children are a (bit of a) handful. handbag noun a small bag carried by women, for personal belongings bolso a designer handbag. handbill noun a small printed notice. prospecto, folleto handbook noun a small book giving information about (how to do) something manual (de instrucciones) a handbook of European birds a bicycle-repair handbook. handbrake noun (in a car, bus etc) a brake operated by the driver’s hand freno de mano Don’t forget to put on the handbrake if you stop on a slope. handcuff verb to put handcuffs on (a person) esposar, poner las esposas The police handcuffed the criminal. handcuffs noun plural steel rings, joined by a short chain, put round the wrists of prisoners esposas a pair of handcuffs. handgun noun a small gun that you hold with one hand when you fire it pistola illegal possession of a handgun. hand lens noun a magnifying-glass held in the hand. lupa hand luggage noun the small bags that passengers are allowed to take with them on board a plane equipaje de mano Passengers are permitted to carry one item of hand luggage with them. handmade adjective made with a person’s hands or with tools held in the hands, rather than by machines hecho a mano handmade furniture. hand-operated adjective manual a hand-operated drill. hand-picked adjective chosen very carefully escogido/seleccionado (cuidadosamente) a hand-picked team of workers. handshake noun the act of grasping (a person’s) hand eg as a greeting apretón de mano a firm handshake. handstand noun the gymnastic act of balancing one’s body upright in the air with one’s hands on the ground pino The gymnasts were practising handstands. handwriting noun writing with a pen or pencil caligrafía Today we will practise handwriting. the way in which a person writes caligrafía Your handwriting is terrible! handwritten adjective manuscrito The letter was handwritten, not typed. at hand (with closeor near) near cerca, al lado The bus station is close at hand. available a mano Help is at hand. at the hands of from, or by the action of de manos de 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 ser uña y carne 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 a mano All our furniture is made by hand. not by post but by a messenger etc en mano This parcel was delivered by hand. fall into the hands (of someone) to be caught, found, captured etc by someone caer en (las) manos/garras (de) 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 forzar la mano a alguien I tried to force his hand by reminding him that he’d promised to help us. get one’s hands on to catch poner las manos encima de alguien, echar el guante a alguien If I ever get my hands on him, I’ll make him sorry for what he did! to get or obtain conseguir, pescar, pillar I’d love to get my hands on a car like that. give/lend a helping hand to help or assist echar una mano I’m always ready to give/lend a helping hand. hand down phrasal verb to pass on from one generation to the next transmitir, pasar These customs have been handed down from father to son since the Middle Ages. hand in phrasal verb to give or bring to a person, place etc entregar The teacher told the children to hand in their exercise books. hand in hand with one person holding the hand of another de la mano The boy and girl were walking along hand in hand with two things being related and happening together de la mano Poverty and crime go hand in hand. hand on phrasal verb to give to someone dar, entregar When you have finished reading these notes, hand them on to someone else in the class. hand out phrasal verb to give to several people; to distribute distribuir, repartir 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 folleto, prospecto You’ll find the diagram on page four of your handout. money, clothes etc given to a very poor person or a beggar limosna, dádiva, caridad He lives off handouts. hand over phrasal verb to give or pass; to surrender entregar 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 (amasar una fortuna) rápidamente, hacerse de oro, (ganar dinero) a espuertas He’s making money hand over fist. hands down very easily sin mover un dedo You’ll win hands down. hands off! do not touch! no toques, quita las manos Those chocolates are mine. Hands off! hands-on adjective practical; involving active participation práctico We’re looking for someone who has hands-on experience of using this type of software. hands up! raise your hands above your head arriba las manos ’Hands up!’ shouted the gunman. hand to hand with one individual fighting another at close quarters cuerpo a cuerpo 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) intervenir/participar/contribuir en 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 llevar ventaja The enemy made a fierce attack, but failed to get the upper hand. hold hands (with someone) to be hand in hand with someone dar(se) la mano The boy and girl walked along holding hands (with each other). in good hands receiving care and attention en buenas manos The patient is in good hands. in hand not used etc; remaining en el haber, disponible We still have $10 in hand. being dealt with entre manos We have received your complaint and the matter is now in hand. in the hands of being dealt with by en manos de 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 no perder la práctica 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 quitarse de encima, librarse de, verse libre de You’ll be glad to get the children off your hands for a couple of weeks. on hand near; present; ready for use etc a mano; de reserva 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 por un lado… por el otro 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 incontrolable 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 dar(se) la mano, estrechar(se) la mano The two leaders shook hands and posed for the cameras. a show of hands noun at a meeting, debate etc, a vote expressed by people raising their hands votación a mano alzada The issue was decided by a show of hands. take in hand to look after, discipline or train. tomar a su cargo, encargarse de He took the young apprentice in hand and taught him well. to hand here; easily reached a mano All the tools you need are to hand.
(Definition of hand from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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