hand to

hand something to someone

to give something to someone by hand. The clerk handed her a message when she stopped at the desk. This message was just handed to me.
See also: hand
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After looking doubtfully at it, two or three times, as if to be sure that it was really there, he laid down his work, put his hand to his neck, and took off a blackened string with a scrap of folded rag attached to it.
"If, without disturbing him," she said, raising her hand to Mr.
Then came the recruits, new-caught, young, savage things, timid as deer, yet yielding to stern parental and tribal law and going down into the Arangi's cabin, one by one, their fathers and mothers and relatives accompanying them in family groups, to confront the big fella white marster, who wrote their names down in a mysterious book, had them ratify the three years' contract of their labour by a touch of the right hand to the pen with which he wrote, and who paid the first year's advance in trade goods to the heads of their respective families.
Thus then, my father, did Chaka the King, the greatest man who has ever lived in Zululand, and the most evil, pass by my hand to those kraals of the Inkosazana where no sleep is.
He was never clear of the foe, but was always in the thick of the fight; his spear was never idle; he poised and aimed it in every direction, so eager was he to hit someone from a distance or to fight him hand to hand.
At the break of the poop he reeled, raised one hand to his eyes with the familiar brushing gesture, and fell down the steps--still on his feet--to the main deck, across which he staggered, falling and flinging out his arms for support.
Neville,' laying his left hand on the inner shoulder of that young gentleman, and thus walking on between them, hand to shoulder on either side:
Jasper, still walking in the centre, hand to shoulder on either side, beautifully turns the Refrain of a drinking song, and they all go up to his rooms.
For the first time in my life I was not able to use my right hand to make art.
Findings "With each hand to surface exposure, a two directional exchange of microorganisms occurs between hands and the touched object and the transient hand-carried flora is thus continuously changing.
Time Bomb Hand to Hand Combat Cream (PS14.50, timebombco.com) contains peptide matrixyl, which can almost double collagen production.
Throw the ball in an arc from hand to hand about eye level.
The hospital mascot 'Habib the Hand' was at hand to educate children on the benefits of clean hands and the importance of soap hand washing.
The injury to the hand brings another point into play as the agent had the will and, even though his hand was injured he still attempted to use the injured hand to help in the loading process even though his injury was massive.
Surgeons rewired sensory nerves that originally went to the hand to a patch of skin that covers the chest muscles.