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hand up (to someone)

To hand something to someone who is physically above oneself. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hand" and "up." I stopped halfway up the steps and asked Max to hand up the stack of files I'd forgotten. Once I get on the ladder, you'll have to hand the tools up, OK?
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hand something up (to someone)

to pass something to someone who is on a higher level. Please hand this cup of coffee up to Carl. Please hand up this coffee to Carl.
See also: hand, up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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