raise (one's) hand against (someone)

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raise (one's) hand against (someone)

To punch or slap someone, or threaten to do so. It's a pathetic, cowardly man who would raise his hand against his own child. The Black Friday sales always disgust me, watching people raise their hands against each other just to get something for a bit less money.
See also: hand, raise