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Phrasal Verbs

hand around

This page is about the phrasal verb 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.

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

Quick Quiz:

When everyone had arrived for the dinner party, Beverly handed around

a. some chairs

b. some drinks

c. some guests

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