to hand
phrasal 1. into possession <
the letter…has come to hand — George Washington
>
2. within reach

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Hand to hand — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To come to hand — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hand to hand combat — (sometimes abbreviated as HTH or H2H) is a generic term for close quarters fighting, particularly when the outcome is potentially fatal, as in melee military combat or a duel. This distinguishes it from combat sport. Usually the phrase hand to… …   Wikipedia

  • To hand down — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Handed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Handing}.] 1. To give, pass, or transmit with the hand; as, he handed them the letter. [1913 Webster] 2. To lead, guide, or assist with the hand; to conduct; as, to hand a lady… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To hand over — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Handed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Handing}.] 1. To give, pass, or transmit with the hand; as, he handed them the letter. [1913 Webster] 2. To lead, guide, or assist with the hand; to conduct; as, to hand a lady… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hand-to-hand — adj. close to one s adversary; of combat; as, hand to hand fighting. Syn: at close quarters(predicate). [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hand-to-hand — {adj.} Close to each other; near enough to hit each other. * /The result of the battle was decided in hand to hand combat./ * /When the police tried to break up the riot, there was hand to hand fighting with fists, stones, and clubs./ Compare:… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hand-to-hand — {adj.} Close to each other; near enough to hit each other. * /The result of the battle was decided in hand to hand combat./ * /When the police tried to break up the riot, there was hand to hand fighting with fists, stones, and clubs./ Compare:… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hand to hand — {adv. phr.} Close together, near enough to hit each other. * /The two soldiers fought hand to hand until one fell badly wounded./ * /In modern naval warfare, men seldom fight hand to hand./ Compare: FACE TO FACE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hand to hand — {adv. phr.} Close together, near enough to hit each other. * /The two soldiers fought hand to hand until one fell badly wounded./ * /In modern naval warfare, men seldom fight hand to hand./ Compare: FACE TO FACE …   Dictionary of American idioms

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