raise (one's) hand against (someone)

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raise (one's) hand against (someone)

To punch or slap someone, or threaten to do so. It's a pathetic, cowardly man who would raise his hand against his own child. Times have changed, and teachers never raise their hands against their students anymore.
See also: hand, raise

lift/raise a ˈhand against somebody

to hit or threaten to hit somebody: She never raised a hand against her daughter because she didn’t believe in hitting children.
See also: hand, lift, raise, somebody
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An aggravated responsibility must be attributed to those who dared to humiliate and raise hand to those guys who protect our state and its borders", said Volodymyr Groysman.
My wish-list toothbrush is packed with awesome proficiency that only requires you to raise hand to mouth and would, if handed out free on the NHS, consign tooth decay to the history books with, literally, the touch of a button.