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hand out

1. verb To distribute something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "hand" and "out." Volunteers will come around and hand out pamphlets before the lecture.
2. verb To provide or share something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "hand" and "out." When do you think the boss will hand out a decision on this issue?
3. noun A paper or papers that are to be distributed to a group. In this usage, the phrase is usually hyphenated and made plural. Volunteers will come around with hand-outs before the lecture begin.
4. noun Something given as aid to a person in need. In this usage, the phrase is usually hyphenated and made plural. Ever since I lost my job, I've had to rely on hand-outs from the government.
See also: hand, out

hand something out

 (to someone)
1. to give something out to someone. The judge was known for handing heavy fines out. She handed out large fines to everyone.
2. to pass something, usually papers, out to people. The teacher handed the tests out to the students. Please hand out these papers.
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hand out

Distribute, as in The teacher handed out the test papers. [Late 1800s] For a synonym, see pass out, def. 1.
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hand out

v.
1. To distribute something freely; disseminate something: He handed out flyers in the street all morning. I gave the flyers to the volunteer and told her to hand them out quickly.
2. To administer or mete something: It seemed like the jury handed out an arbitrary verdict. The judge is known for handing tough sentences out to juvenile offenders.
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handout

1. n. a gift of money, food, or other goods to a needy person. (Often in the negative, as in the examples.) Give him a handout and send him on his way.
2. n. an informational sheet of paper “handed out” to people. As you can see on your handout, 40 percent of those who started never finished.
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In addition to the Professional Edition of the Flexible Handouts Wizard, the Standard Edition is designed for users who utilize Bottom Line Software's On-Line Production Center to professionally produce their handout materials.
The handout is supposed 'to help pay your heating bills' and designed as a flat sum for all pensioners to put towards the costs of keeping warm during the icy winter months.
It's a great thing that they are doing for us and we are indeed grateful for the wonderful iftr today for which, I am glad, we don't have to pay," Mohammed Ismail, 28, an Indian labourer told XPRESS at the Al Quoz camp, a venue of a handout this week.
Abdel Khalek also said that in most legal precedents where students were accused of distributing handouts, the court acquitted them, saying university students are a part of society and have the right to express their views.
We asked for $2000 to pay for polling to gauge national attitudes towards the handout.
And 11 percent of UK public spending goes on sickness and disability handouts - while the OECD average is ten percent.
The strengths of this book include the presentation of the information, the comprehensive amount of information, and the additional handouts and CD resources that accompany the book.
What are the students' and the teachers' views on topic-related handouts and a dictionary as prestudy tools?
The handouts have enraged union leaders who say it means rail firms are getting paid for treating staff poorly.
FIXED AMOUNT HANDOUTS (IHT/Asahi as translated from the Japanese-language Asahi Shimbun's editorial published Jan.
In August, the Get Ready campaign debuted Spanish-language versions of its popular Helping Handouts series.
Over these years I have concluded that handouts don't work.
Cash handouts are a common form of charity favoured by wealthy Indonesians during the holy month.
First the 10p tax handouts, then the fuel handout and now raising stamp duty and loans for homeowners in trouble to name but a few.
This site from Purdue University includes multiple handouts about grammar, spelling, and punctuation, many with attached exercises, which can be done online or printed.