raise hand against

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raise your hand against somebody

to fight someone He was horrified when the situation became so bad that one neighbor could raise a hand against another.
See also: hand, raise

raise your hand against/to somebody

to hit someone, or to threaten to hit them I would never raise my hand against a child.
See raise the ante, raise hackles, raise its head, kick up a stink
See also: hand, raise
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My wish-list toothbrush is packed with awesome proficiency that only requires you to raise hand to mouth and would, if handed out free on the NHS, consign tooth decay to the history books with, literally, the touch of a button.