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An instruction for one to refrain from touching or handling (something or someone). (Usually said imperatively.) Hey, hands off those cookies, they're for after dinner! I have every right to be on this property, so hands off, fellas! That television is brand new, so hands off!
Do not touch someone or something. Careful! Don't touch that wire. Hands off! The sign says, "Hands off!" and you had better do what it says.
See also: Hand
hands off!used to warn someone against touching or interfering with something.
See also: hand