Dictionary: Letter H

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hand in [hand something in] (work, essay, assignment, paper, form, homework, application, notice, resignation, petition, keys, money, weapons) Give something to somebody in charge. give in

hand on 1 [hand something on] (custom, story, clothes, knowledge, responsibility) Give something to somebody who is younger or who comes later.

2 (photograph, magazine) Give or pass something to somebody who is next to you: hand down, pass on

hand out [hand something out] (leaflets, books, food, newspaper, quiz) Give something to a group of people; distribute it. Give out

hand over [hand something over] (money, gun, prisoner, control, power, responsibility) Give something to somebody else so that they take control.

hang about/around The same as hang around.

hang on (insep) Wait. Hold on

hang out (insep) Spend time somewhere or with a group of people.

hang up 1 (phone) Finish a phone conversation.

2 [hang something up] (picture, coat) Put something on a wall or hook.

have back 1 [have somebody back] Have somebody return after they've been away.

2 [have something back] (money) Get something back. give back

idiom have your own back Get your revenge.

have on 1 wear [have something on] (clothes) Be wearing something.

2 use (radio, TV) Use; be using something.

3 joke [have somebody on] Try to make somebody believe something that is not true to have a laugh.

head off 1 go (insep) Go somewhere.

2 prevent [head off something] (criticism, disaster, crisis, threat, quarrel, disagreement) Prevent something unpleasant from happening. Fend off, stave off, ward off

hit back [hit back at somebody, hit back at something] (insep) (critics, claims, comments) Defend yourself against their criticism or attacks.

idiom hit it off [hit it off with somebody] (insep) Meet somebody, like them and start having a good relationship with them immediately.

hold back 1 control [hold something back] (emotions, anger, frustration, tears, temper, information, evidence, ideas, crowds, enemy) Control something or keep it secret. keep back

2 delay (progress, project, development) Delay or prevent development.

hold down 1 [hold something down] (job) Keep something for a certain period of time.

2 (prices, wages) Keep something low.

hold on (insep) Wait.

hold up 1 delay [hold somebody up, hold something up] (traffic, bad weather) Delay somebody or something..

2 rob (bank) Rob.

3 Remain strong despite the circumstances.

hurry up (insep) Go faster.

hush up [hurry something up] Prevent the public from knowing about something. cover up

 

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