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hand around

To pass something to the person next to one, so that it may then be passed to the next person, and so on. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hand" and "around." Hand this book around so everyone has a chance to look at the illustrations. We sat handing around a bottle of whiskey, reminiscing about the good old days.
See also: around, hand

hand something around

to pass something around. Hand this around and let everyone look at it. Hand around each of these pictures so everyone gets to see them.
See also: around, hand