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hand out

Meaning: to give something directly to a number of people

Synonym: pass out, distribute

For example:

  • hand out sth As the students filed into the classroom, their teacher handed out the examination booklets.

  • hand sth out A couple of teenagers were standing in front of the department store handing flyers out to the people walking past.

Nouns often used as objects with
hand out: papers, booklets, forms, namecards, flyers, brochures

Quick Quiz:

After we'd boarded the plane, the stewardess handed out
  1. seats
  2. passengers
  3. drinks

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