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palm (something)

1. To conceal something in the palm of one's hand, as when stealing. When we were kids, we used to palm penny candies from the corner store all the time.
2. To receive something discreetly or in secret. It turns out that the governor had been palming percentages of profits from companies she'd given preference to. We're supposed to pool our tips and divide them at the end of the night, but it turns out that Daniel had been palming his the whole time.
3. To grasp a ball, typically a basketball, with one hand by extending the fingers around its surface. His hands were so big that he palmed the basketball like it was a baseball.
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palm

tv. to conceal something in the hand as in a theft or the performance of a magic trick; to receive and conceal a tip or a bribe. The kid palmed the candy bar and walked right out of the store.
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She rubbed a palmful of lotion over her arm and looked back at Carter, the sheet pulled primly over his body, tucked in close to his sides.
Snack on a palmful of nuts and seeds to help fight hunger pangs and provide heart-friendly Omega 3.
Smoothie made from mango and apple and yoghurt, or a palmful of mixed nuts and seeds (no raisins at night time)
You simply scoop a palmful out of the tub with your hand and rub it into dry or wet skin, then rinse off.
There can be only one chosen champion who will wipe a palmful of Grubbit's No2 Nipple Grease across the front of his freshly-pressed overalls, thumb his chewing gum into his putty tin, insert an expertly pinched d ogend between ear and cap, and then step forward blushingly to accept the Crystal Drip award, together with the praises of a grateful people.
try steaming a little spinach with a few leaves of garlic, and sitting this beneath a fillet of, say, plaice, topping the dish with a palmful of ice-white flowers and some fronds of chervil.
IDEAS: Blue corn chips with avocado salsa, cottage cheese with rice cakes, hummus with oat cakes, small piece of chicken with coleslaw, fresh fruit, a palmful of mixed pumpkin, sesame and sunflower seeds, a small packet of unsalted, unroasted cashew nuts or almonds.
One wet finger unfolds and reveals a palmful of pearls.
Honestly, it was the first day this year that I hadn't so much as slapped on a palmful of moisturiser, let alone mascara, eyeliner, lipstick or any of the other cosmetic aids strewn about my dressing-table top that I use to boost my confidence and stop me from frightening babies.
At meal times, eat like you are abroad - plenty of fresh vegetables or fruit, a fist-sized portion of protein (fish, seafood, lean meat, eggs, beans, soya, tofu) with a palmful of wholegrains (wholegrain rice, quinoa, oatcakes, bulgar wheat, wholemeal pasta, seeded wholemeal bread).