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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SIMI VALLEY - The joke Crescenta Valley High of La Crescenta swim coach Jan Sakonju tells is that freshman Jinu Jung is so quiet, the 14-year-old raises his hand rather than saying his name during roll call before practice.
A fifteen-year-old with a frizzy Afro and athletic socks pulled up to his knees raises his hand anxiously.
A kid with glasses raises his hand and asks to go first.
1 -- color) Gary Fox of Woodland Hills raises his hand after answering correctly at the U.
When our corner kicker (A) raises his hand, one of our players (B, in the diagram) will run toward A as if to play a short kick.
2) A student raises his hand to speak Tuesday as seniors in Reid Ishimoto's government class at Hart High remain engrossed in the Sept.
PHOTO (1--color) A boy raises his hand in Tony Becker's class at Casa Pacifica in Camarillo.
A MOTORIST who raises his hands in the air while driving in Birmingham has earned a lashing on social media.
Raises his hands (touchdown) to signal the catcher or pitcher that the runner can be picked off 3rd.
The suspect raises his hands but does not drop the pistol.