raise (one's) hand

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raise (one's) hand

Literally, to hold one's hand in the air. This phrase is typically used in academic settings, as students raise their hands to indicate that they want to answer or ask a question. Don't yell out the answers, raise your hands! I do raise my hand in class, mom, but the teacher never calls on me!
See also: hand, raise
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Vaswani raises her hand for Pakistani, German, French, Irish, American Indian, Indian afrom India,a Spanish, African, and Middle Eastern.
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For an instant, not a sound is heard as Spitzer raises her hands over the piano keys, her eyes closed.