The word ‘hand‘ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to pass an object using your hands.
- Can you hand me the red folder? (pass an object)
- My first job was handing out leaflets in the town centre.
Hand is a regular verb. The past tense and past participle is handed.
phrasal verbs with hand
Phrasal verbs with ‘hand’ include:
- hand back
meaning – return something using your hands
example – The teacher handed me back my phone after the class.
- hand down
meaning – give something used to another person or pass an object down from a height
example – My family are poor, all my clothes are handed down from my brother.
- hand in
meaning – submit something
example – I’ve just handed in my final essay of the course.
- hand out
meaning – give something to lots of people
example – Food is handed out to homeless people on Sundays.
- hand over
meaning – give control to another person
example – My colleague handed over her project to me while she went on holiday.
picture phrasal verbs with hand
Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘hand’ in more detail and see some examples in use.
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