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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. Volunteers will come around with hand-outs before the lecture begins.
4. noun Something given as aid to a person in need. In this usage, the phrase is usually hyphenated. 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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Due to some differences among the coalition partners, the PTI government had prorogued the NA session that had been called to approve the supplementary Finance Bill without general debate on it,' stated the handout, quoting the PM.
The handouts with 2-3 PowerPoint slides per sheet were prepared, printed on both the sides of the sheet.
A spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs confirmed of being aware of the existence of such a handout. " It is a very serious issue and we will carefully examine it," the spokesperson said.
Yet at just about 10,000 handouts, the figures this Ramadan, hasn't been encouraging compared to the 37,000 handouts Karama Kanteen oversaw last year.
In a year when the foreign aid budget was cut by $2.9 billion, it was sad to see forecasts of the mining handout increase to $9.4 billion over the coming four years, as mining investments continue to accelerate.
For Unit 2 (Character Counts), the students in the handout group were provided with an extensive prestudy activity in the form of a topic-related handout focusing on contextual guessing and various reading skills such as finding the main idea, making inferences, drawing conclusions, and so on, and those in the dictionary group prepared for the same unit with prestudy via only a dictionary.
The thousands of cheque recipients who lined to up receive the handout on Thursday have been bombarded with special offers and promotions from shops and malls hoping to persuade them to spend the money at their premises.
Opposition parties have been stepping up their offensive against the government led by Prime Minister Taro Aso, who has been suffering from falling approval ratings, and attacking the cash handout plan, saying it is unpopular with the public and that the money should be used for measures such as pensions and medical care instead.
"That is why this terrible stampede occurred." A doctor at the hospital where the dead and injured were taken said all the victims were women.Television images of the incident showed women crying out in pain and fear as the crowd packed into a fenced area outside the family's house, with those at the back apparently trying to push their way to the front.Religious Affairs Minister Maftuh Basyuni said President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono had expressed his "regret" over the loss of life and had blamed the organisers of the charity handout.Cash handouts are a common form of charity favoured by wealthy Indonesians during the holy month."It's an annual activity from that family but there were a lot more people lining up today than in previous years," Pasuruan mayor Aminurrahman said.
Fujairah: A charitable food handout ended with marginal disappointmentAaon Thursday,Aaafter supplies ran short.
And since most cities are using TIFs, businesses such as Cabela's can play them off against each other to boost the handouts they receive simply to operate profit-making enterprises.
In fact, Williams wanted to paper students with handouts designed to "prove" that the United States was founded to be a Christian nation and that promote his fundamentalist beliefs.
A handout packet was provided for each participant that included a flyer about the program and a power point handout that followed the presentation.
For Naming Tokyo, dozens of acquaintances inside and outside the art world pitched in with thematic lists of suggested street names--Italian swear words, Vivienne Westwood's couture collections, New York City drag queens--which were then published on a large handout map with a blank Tokyo city grid on one side and selected rechristenings on the other.
He was able to pass an enormous increase in the Earned Income Tax Credit because that program is not openly a monetary handout to poor people.