raise a hand against

Also, lift one's hand against. Threaten to hit or actually hit, as in She's never raised a hand against the children. [First half of 1500s]


Nearby words

  1. rainy day, a,
  2. rainy lake,
  3. raipur,
  4. rais,
  5. raise,
  6. raise a stink,
  7. raise an objection,
  8. raise cain,
  9. raise eyebrows,
  10. raise havoc

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