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hand around

Meaning: If you hand around things like drinks or cakes, you give one to each person in a group.

Synonym: give out, hand out

For example:

  • hand around sth Could you hand around the cheese and crackers please, Robyn?

  • hand sth around We were visiting the chimpanzee enclosure when an attendant came and handed some mangoes around, and the chimps were screeching until they all had one.

Note: In the U.K. "hand round" is also used.

Quick Quiz:

When everyone had arrived for the dinner party, Beverly handed around
  1. some chairs
  2. some drinks
  3. some guests

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