verb (used with object)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of fist1
Definition for fist (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for fist
As scripted, the roll of states was called in alphabetical order, and when it reached California, which Gore won, he jokingly pumped a fist in the air.‘Grace and humor’: The vice presidents who certified their own election losses|Gillian Brockell|January 2, 2021|Washington Post
Last, make a fist sized ventilation hole in the roof of the quinzhee.Winter survival shelters you should know how to build|By Tim MacWelch/Outdoor Life|December 21, 2020|Popular Science
It’s like a bully—albeit, quite a beautiful one—asking for a handout to protect you from his fist.The Sight of Jupiter and Saturn Together Is a Beautiful Thing - Facts So Romantic|Sean Raymond & Sebastiaan Krijt|December 21, 2020|Nautilus
The team’s cheerleaders changed their version of it at the start of the season to using a closed fist, rather than an open palm.Blackhawks reiterate ‘commitment’ to keeping name following Indians’ plan on change|Des Bieler|December 18, 2020|Washington Post
Sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos were famously kicked out of the Olympic Village at the 1968 Summer Games after they raised gloved fists on the medals podium.After pushback, U.S. Olympic leaders say they won’t punish athletes for social justice protests|Rick Maese|December 10, 2020|Washington Post
Some Egyptians find this iron-fisted approach very appealing.Egypt Prepares to Anoint a Dictator and Call it an Election|Jesse Rosenfeld|May 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But for a military-installed regime determined to bring iron-fisted order to Egypt, that may make little difference.Al Jazeera Journalists Are On Trial in Egypt for Doing Their Jobs|Jesse Rosenfeld|March 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As Mercatus Center bitcoin expert Jerry Brito has written, government regulation can either be ham-fisted or light to the touch.
To Chicago he was still two-fisted, hard-drinking, cantankerous.The Stacks: John Schulian’s Classic Profile of Newspaper Columnist Mike Royko|John Schulian|January 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Imagine what he looks like on a bad day—a day spent reading this hideous, ham-fisted book, say.Jack Nicholson Deserves a Better Biography Than This|Christopher Bray|October 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There came other guests: a German, hard-fisted, bullet-headed—editor of an East Side labor-paper.Love's Pilgrimage|Upton Sinclair
With this girl I shared all my possessions, although before I knew her I had been considered close-fisted.The Sexual Life of the Child|Albert Moll
Who has stood your friend with your close-fisted old father when you have lost money at play that you could not pay?The Prime Minister|Anthony Trollope
Despite this, the Americans are hard-fisted, shrewd, and as a nation a match for any in the field of cunning.As A Chinaman Saw Us|Anonymous
Can't you name some one in this town who is known to be the most hard-fisted old miser in the place?The Impostures of Scapin|(Poquelin) Moliere
British Dictionary definitions for fist
Word Origin for fist
Idioms and Phrases with fist
see hand over fist.