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hand
[hænd]
noun
1. mano (f) (part of body); manecilla (f) (of clock, watch)
  • to hold hands cogerse de las manos
  • hand in hand (cogidos) de la mano
  • to hold something in one's hand sostener algo en la mano
  • to take somebody by the hand coger a alguien de la mano
  • on one's hands and knees a cuatro patas
  • by hand a mano; (make, wash) en propia mano (on envelope)
  • hands off! ¡las manos fuera!
  • hands up! ¡manos arriba!
  • hand ball mano (m) (offense in soccer)
  • hand basin lavabo (m) (británico), lavamanos (m) (Am)
  • hand cream crema (f) de manos
  • hand grenade granada (f) de mano
  • hand luggage equipaje (m) de mano
2. brazo (m) (worker)
  • to be an old hand at something ser veterano(a) en algo
3. (handwriting)
  • in his own hand de su puño y letra
4. mano (f) (in cards)
  • to show one's hand (sentido figurado) poner las cartas boca arriba or sobre la mesa
5. (idioms)
  • at hand a mano
  • on hand disponible
  • to have something to hand tener algo a mano
  • to ask for somebody's hand (in marriage) pedir la mano de alguien
  • to be in good hands estar en buenas manos
  • to fall into the wrong hands caer en malas manos
  • it's out of my hands no está en mi mano
  • to change hands cambiar de mano (money, car)
  • I had a hand in designing the course tuve que ver or puse de mi parte en el diseño del curso
  • to go hand in hand with something estar asociado(a) a algo
  • to try one's hand at something intentar algo alguna vez
  • to turn one's hand to something dedicarse a algo
  • to give or lend somebody a hand echar una mano a alguien
  • to give somebody a big hand dar un gran aplauso a alguien (applaud)
  • to suffer at somebody's hands sufrir a manos de alguien
  • on the one hand por una parte
  • on the other hand por otra parte
  • to have time on one's hands tener tiempo libre
  • to have a situation in hand tener una situación bajo control
  • to take somebody in hand hacerse cargo de alguien
  • to get out of hand escaparse de las manos
  • the children got out of hand los niños se desmandaron
  • to dismiss a suggestion out of hand rechazar una sugerencia sin más ni más
  • to have one's hands full estar completamente ocupado(a)
  • to have one's hands tied tener las manos atadas
  • to be hand in glove with somebody colaborar estrechamente con alguien
  • to live from hand to mouth vivir de forma precaria
  • to lose money hand over fist perder dinero a raudales
  • to make money hand over fist ganar dinero a espuertas
  • to win hands down ganar con comodidad
transitive verb
6. pasar
  • to hand something to somebody pasar algo a alguien
  • to hand something to somebody on a plate (sentido figurado) ponerle algo a alguien en bandeja
  • you've got to hand it to him (sentido figurado) tienes que reconocérselo
hand [hænd]
noun
1 (part of body) mano (f)
to have sth in one's hand tener algo en la mano
to be clever or good with one's hands ser hábil con las manos; ser un manitas
a piece for four hands (Mús) una pieza para (piano a) cuatro manos
to hold hands [+children] ir cogidos de la mano; ir tomados de la mano; (LAm) [+lovers] hacer manitas
on (one's) hands and knees a gatas
hands off! ¡fuera las manos!; ¡no se toca!
hands off those chocolates! ¡los bombones ni tocarlos!; hands off pensions! ¡no a la reforma de las pensiones!; ¡dejad las pensiones en paz!; to keep one's hands off sth no tocar algo
hands up! (to criminal) ¡arriba las manos!; (to pupils) ¡que levanten la mano!
hand over fist
to be making money hand over fist ganar dinero a espuertas; to be losing money hand over fist hacerle agua el dinero
to be hand in glove with sb (very close) ser uña y carne con algn; (in cahoots) estar conchabado con algn
they're allegedly hand in glove with their competitors to fix prices
to work hand in glove with sb trabajar en estrecha colaboración con algn
the UN inspectors work hand in glove with the western intelligence agencies
to live from hand to mouth vivir al día
my hands are tied tengo las manos atadas; no puedo hacer nada
I could do it with one hand tied behind my back lo podría hacer con una mano atada a la espalda
he never does a hand's turn no da golpe
many hands make light work muchas manos facilitan el trabajo
2 (needle) [of instrument] aguja (f); [of clock] manecilla (f); aguja (f)
the big hand la manecilla grande; el minutero; the little hand la manecilla pequeña; el horario
3 (agency, influence) mano (f); influencia (f)
his hand was everywhere se notaba su influencia por todas partes; su mano se notaba en todo; to have a hand in tomar parte en; intervenir en; he had no hand in it no tuvo arte ni parte en ello
4 (worker) (in factory) obreroaobrera (m) (f);a obrera (farm hand) peón (m); (deck hand) marinero (m) (de cubierta)
all hands on deck! (Náut) ¡todos a cubierta!
to be lost with all hands hundirse con toda la tripulación
to be an old hand (at sth) ser perro viejo (en algo)
5 (help) mano (f)
would you like a hand with moving that? ¿te echo una mano a mover eso?
to give or lend sb a hand echar una mano a algn
can you give or lend me a hand? ¿me echas una mano?
6 (handwriting) letra (f); escritura (f)
he writes a good hand tiene buena letra; in one's own hand de su (propio) puño y letra
7 (Cards) (round) mano (f); partida (f); (cards held) mano (f)
a hand of bridge/poker una mano or una partida de bridge/póker
8 (measurement) [of horse] palmo (m)
he's 15 hands high mide 15 palmos de alto
9 (round of applause)
they gave him a big hand le aplaudieron calurosamente; let's have a big hand for ...! ¡muchos aplausos para ...!
10 (phrases with verb)
to ask for sb's hand (in marriage) pedir la mano de algn
to [bear] a hand
to change hands cambiar de mano or de dueño
just wait till I get my hands on him! ¡espera (a) que le ponga la mano encima!
to [join] hands
to lay hands on (get) conseguir; (Rel) imponer las manos a
I don't know where to lay my hands on ... no sé dónde conseguir ...; she read everything she could lay her hands on leía todo lo que caía en sus manos
to put or set one's hand to sth emprender algo
to raise one's or a hand to or against sb poner a algn la mano encima
Every time you raise a hand to your child - whether it's a slap in the supermarket or a beating behind closed doors - you are, in effect, showing him that the only way to solve a problem is with violence It was a moment politicians and others have warned repeatedly could come - when Jew would raise his hand against Jew
to take a hand in sth tomar parte or participar en algo
everybody took a hand in the preparations for the party the government took a hand in drawing up the plan
to try one's hand at sth probar algo
to [force] sb's hand
to get one's hand in adquirir práctica; irse acostumbrando
to give with one hand and take away with the other quitar con una mano lo que se da con la otra
to keep one's hand in conservar or no perder la práctica;at de
to [show] one's hand
to sit on one's hands (US) [+audience] aplaudir con desgana; [+committee etc] no hacer nada
to turn one's hand to sth dedicarse a algo
he can turn his hand to anything vale tanto para un barrido como para un fregado
to [wash] one's hands of
to wait on sb hand and foot desvivirse por algn; ponérselo todo en bandeja a algn
she expects to be waited on hand and foot to [win] hands down
to [throw up] one's hands (in horror)
11 (phrases with adjective)
to rule with a firm hand gobernar con firmeza
to have a free hand tener carta blanca
to give sb a free hand dar carta blanca a algn
to have one's hands full (with sth/sb) no parar un momento (con algo/algn); estar muy ocupado (con algo/algn)
I've got my hands full with the kids con los niños no paro un momento; I've got my hands full running the firm while the boss is away estoy muy ocupado llevando la empresa mientras el jefe está fuera
don't worry, she's in good hands no te preocupes, está en buenas manos
with a heavy hand con mano dura
to give sb a helping hand echar una mano a algn
with a high hand despóticamente
if this should get into the wrong hands ... si esto cayera en manos de quien no debiera ...
to get or gain the upper hand empezar a dominar
to have the upper hand tener or llevar la ventaja
12 (after preposition)
don't worry, help is at hand no te preocupes, disponemos de or contamos con ayuda
winter was at hand se acercaba el invierno
to be close near at hand
keep the book close at hand ten el libro a mano; we're close at hand in case she needs help nos tiene a mano or muy cerca si necesita ayuda; at first hand de primera mano; I heard it only at second hand lo supe solo de modo indirecto; at the hands of a manos de
her family had suffered at the hands of the Nazis
they suffered a series of defeats at the hands of the French sufrieron una serie de derrotas a manos de los franceses
European governments have suffered severely at the hands of structural disarmament here was another woman suffering at the hands of an abusive husband they suffered a series of demoralizing defeats at the hands of the Viet Minh insurgents
made by hand hecho a mano
to raise an animal by hand criar un animal uno mismo; to send a letter by hand enviar una carta en mano; delivered by hand entregado en mano
by hand (on envelope) en su mano
to take sb by the hand coger or tomar a algn de la mano
hand [in] hand
they were going along hand in hand iban cogidos de la mano
it goes hand in hand with está estrechamente relacionado con; these plans should go hand in hand estos proyectos deben realizarse al mismo ritmo; gun in hand el revólver en la mano; empuñando el revólver; to be in sb's hands estar en manos de algn; it's in his hands now depende de él ahora; I put myself in your hands me pongo en tus manos; to have £50 in hand tener 50 libras en el haber; I like to have sth in hand me gusta tener algo en reserva; money in hand dinero (m) disponible
to have sth in hand
the cases I have in hand at the moment los casos que tengo entre manos en este momento; the situation is in hand tenemos la situación controlada or bajo control; he has them well in hand sabe manejarlos perfectamente; let's concentrate on the job in hand centrémonos en el trabajo que tenemos entre manos; to take sth in hand tomar algo a cuestas; to take sb in hand (take charge of) hacerse cargo de algn; (discipline) imponer disciplina a algn
to play into sb's hands hacer el juego a algn
to fall into the hands of the enemy caer en manos del enemigo; to put sth into a lawyer's hands poner un asunto en manos de un abogado; to take justice into one's own hands tomar la justicia por su propia mano
to get sth off one's hands (get rid of) deshacerse de algo; (finish doing) terminar de hacer algo
to take sth off sb's hands desembarazar a algn de algo; the children are off our hands now nuestros hijos ya han volado del nido
on the right/left hand a derecha/izquierda; a mano derecha/izquierda
on the one hand ... on the other hand por una parte ... por otra parte; por un lado ... por otro lado; on the other hand, she did agree to do it pero el caso es que ella (sí) había accedido a hacerlo
on every hand on all hands por todas partes
there are experts on hand to give you advice hay expertos a su disposición para ofrecerle asesoramiento; I've got him on my hands all day está conmigo todo el día; we've got a difficult job on our hands tenemos entre manos una difícil tarea; he's got time on his hands tiene todo el tiempo del mundo; to have sth left on one's hands tener que quedarse con algo; he was left with the goods on his hands tuvo que quedarse con todo el género; el género resultó ser invendible
to dismiss sth out of hand descartar algo sin más
the situation was getting out of hand la situación se estaba escapando de las manos; the children were getting out of hand los niños se estaban desmandando
to have sth to hand tener algo a mano
I don't have the information to hand just now ahora mismo no tengo a mano la información; I hit him with the first thing that came to hand le golpeé con lo primero que tenía a mano or que pillé
I make a meal out of whatever comes to hand
your letter of the 23rd is to hand he recibido su carta del día 23
transitive verb
(pass)
to hand sb sth hand sth to sb pasar algo a algn
he handed me the book me pasó el libro
you've got to hand it to him hay que reconocérselo
modifier
[+lotion, cream] para las manos
hand baggage (n) (US)
hand luggage See culture box in entry hand.
hand controls (n) controles (m) manuales
hand drier hand dryer (n) secamanos (m) automático
hand grenade (n) granada (f) (de mano)
hand luggage (n) equipaje (m) de mano
hand print (n) manotada (f)
hand puppet (n) títere (m)
hand signal (n) (Aut) señal (f) con el brazo
with both indicators broken, he had to rely on hand signals con los intermitentes rotos tenía que hacer señales con el brazo or la mano; they had to communicate in hand signals tuvieron que comunicarse por señas
hand towel (n) toalla (f) de manos
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