What does ‘hand’ mean?

The word ‘hand’ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to pass an object using your hands.

For example:

  • Can you hand me the red folder? (pass an object)

Hand is a regular verb. The past tense and past participle is handed.

phrasal verbs with hand

Phrasal verbs with ‘hand’ include:

  • hand back (return)
  • hand down (pass an object)
  • hand in (submit)
  • hand out (distribute​)
  • hand over (give control)
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.

phrasal verbs with hand - hand back
phrasal verbs with hand - hand down
phrasal verbs with hand - hand in
phrasal verbs with hand - hand out
phrasal verbs with hand - hand over

You can download a table of phrasal verbs with hand below.

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