give somebody a hand

give somebody a hand
a) To help, aid, or assist.

Could you please give me a hand carrying this mattress?

b) To applaud or clap (also to give (someone) a big hand).

Please give all our dedicated volunteers a hand for their hard work.


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  • give somebody a big hand — give sb/get a big ˈhand idiom to show your approval of sb by clapping your hands; to be applauded in this way • Ladies and gentlemen, let s give a big hand to our special guests tonight. Main entry: ↑bigidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • give somebody five — ˌgive sb ˈfive idiom (informal) to hit the inside of sb s hand with your hand as a way of saying hello or to celebrate a victory • Give me five! Main entry: ↑fiveidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • give somebody a box on the ears — give sb a box on the ˈears idiom (old fashioned) to hit sb with your hand on the side of their head as a punishment Main entry: ↑boxidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • give somebody the finger — give sb the ˈfinger idiom (NAmE, informal) to raise your middle finger in the air with the back part of your hand facing sb, done to be rude to sb or to show them that you are angry Main entry: ↑fingeridiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold somebody's hand — verb a) To grasp or hold a persons hand. Ill give you advice on writing an article, but I wont hold your hand through the entire process. b) To guide somebody through the basics or assist with excessively small details …   Wiktionary

  • hold somebody's hand — hold sb s ˈhand idiom to give sb support in a difficult situation • Do you want me to come along and hold your hand? Main entry: ↑handidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • give — give1 W1S1 [gıv] v past tense gave [geıv] past participle given [ˈgıvən] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(present or money)¦ 2¦(put something in somebody s hand)¦ 3¦(let somebody do something)¦ 4¦(tell somebody something)¦ 5¦(make a movement/do an action)¦… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • not give somebody the time of day — not give sb the ˌtime of ˈday idiom to refuse to speak to sb because you do not like or respect them • Since the success of her novel, people shake her hand who once wouldn t have given her the time of day. Main entry: ↑timeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • hand — hand1 W1S1 [hænd] n ↑finger, ↑fingernail, ↑thumb ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(part of body)¦ 2¦(help)¦ 3¦(control)¦ 4 get out of hand 5 on the other hand 6 hands off 7 in hand …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • give in — verb 1. yield to another s wish or opinion (Freq. 5) The government bowed to the military pressure • Syn: ↑submit, ↑bow, ↑defer, ↑accede • Derivationally related forms: ↑deferent …   Useful english dictionary

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