put up your hand

This page is about the collocation put up your hand

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to raise your arm if you want to say something, ask or answer a question, show you're present, etc.

For example

  • If you think you know the answer, put up your hand.

  • Linda put up her hand when I called her name.

Note:
Also "put your hand up" and "raise your hand"

Quick Quiz

In the exam, Mark put up his hand to

a. ask a question

b. hide his answers

c. smell his armpit

Contributor: Matt Errey