Idioms for hand

Origin of hand

before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Dutch, German Hand, Old Norse hǫnd, Gothic handus

SYNONYMS FOR hand

OTHER WORDS FROM hand

hand·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for throw up one's hands (1 of 2)

HAND
/ text messaging /

abbreviation for

have a nice day

British Dictionary definitions for throw up one's hands (2 of 2)

hand
/ (hænd) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived forms of hand

handless, adjectivehandlike, adjective

Word Origin for hand

Old English hand; related to Old Norse hönd, Gothic handus, Old High German hant
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Medical definitions for throw up one's hands

hand
[ hănd ]

n.

The terminal part of the human arm located below the forearm, used for grasping and holding and consisting of the wrist, palm, four fingers, and an opposable thumb.
A homologous or similar part in other animals.
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Idioms and Phrases with throw up one's hands (1 of 2)

throw up one's hands

Indicate or express utter hopelessness. For example, Jim was getting nowhere so he threw up his hands and abandoned the argument. This idiom alludes to a traditional gesture for giving up.

Idioms and Phrases with throw up one's hands (2 of 2)

hand

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