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1. 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.
2. To distribute something to everyone in a particular place or area by hand. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hand" and "around." Tom, will you please hand these around to everyone in class? Let me hand around some practice tests for you to take home with you.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.