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learn more about ( Hand vocabulary ) phrasal verbs and idioms


We are going to talk about 17 words , phrases and idioms related to the word hand. As we know the hand is one of the most important parts of our bodies . 

1- Nouns (THE NAMES OF OUR FINGERS ) 



– Put your left hand out in front of you  and         look left to right :

1- Little finger  
2- Ring finger 
3- Middle finger
4- Index finger 
5- Thumb 
6- Palm ( The flat surface on the inside of your hand ).


2- Verbs :

1- Punch /pʌntʃ  To hit someone or something hard with your fist.
2- Slap   slæp  /  to hit some one with the palm of  your hand .
3- Point pɔɪnt  to show something to someone by holding up one of your fingers (index) towards it 
4- Poke /pəʊk $ poʊk / to quickly push your index finger into something or someone . As   you give someone a little poke to make them
awake .

5- Swat  swɒt $ swɑːt /   to push away or hit an     insect  .

3- Adjective

Handy ˈhændi 
   - Handy means " useful"
EX) It's a handy little tool .

   - Handy means " near and easy to reach."
Ex) I usually keep my pen handy . 


4- Phrasal verbs :

1- Hand down : means to give something to a younger member in your family when you no longer need it .
Ex ) My grandma handed down this ring to my mother. 
2- Hand out: means to give out something someone.
Ex) My teacher handed out the worksheets . 
3- Hand in : It's the opposite of "hand out". It means to give something to authority or responsible  person . 
Ex) I handed my term paper in late  . 

5- Idioms :

1- Force someone's hand :
to make someone do something they don't want to do .
2- hand over fist :
to gain or lose something very fast  .

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