- the act of holding hands, especially as a sign or token of affection.
- constant reassurance and help, especially as an indication of one's interest or confidence: We do a lot of handholding with our clients.
Origin of handholding
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The handholding broke up in the way bits of metal, suddenly charged positive and negative, would fly apart.Sense from Thought Divide
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