bear a hand
phrasal to join in and help out

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bear a hand — phrasal : to extend help : join in and help out : participate * * * bear a hand see under ↑hand • • • Main Entry: ↑bear bear a hand To take part, give aid • • • Main Entry: ↑hand * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • bear a hand — See: LEND A HAND …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bear a hand — See: LEND A HAND …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bear\ a\ hand — See: lend a hand …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bear a hand — 1. (Naut.) Be quick, make haste. 2. (Colloq.) Lend a hand, help, aid, assist …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • bear-a-hand — interjection make haste! …   Wiktionary

  • bear a hand — verb to make haste; to help quickly (used mostly in the imperative) …   Wiktionary

  • To bear a hand — Bear Bear (b[^a]r), v. t. [imp. {Bore} (b[=o]r) (formerly {Bare} (b[^a]r)); p. p. {Born} (b[^o]rn), {Borne} (b[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bearing}.] [OE. beren, AS. beran, beoran, to bear, carry, produce; akin to D. baren to bring forth, G. geb[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To bear a 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

  • lend a hand — or[give a hand] also[bear a hand] {v. phr.} To give help; make yourself useful; help. * /The stage manager asked some of the boys to lend a hand with the scenery./ * /Dick saw a woman with a flat tire and offered to give her a hand with it./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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