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.
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How to use handholding in a sentence
Similar to dating – we are back to a more intimate handholding experience when it comes to both the home buying and selling experience.Standing on both feet in the current real estate market | Justin Noble | September 24, 2022 | Washington Blade
No wonder we have helicopter parents hellbent on handholding.
There are sometimes long discussions about her unique situation, often handholding, and always personal, safe care.
The handholding broke up in the way bits of metal, suddenly charged positive and negative, would fly apart.Sense from Thought Divide | Mark Irvin Clifton