hand-to-hand


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hand-to-hand

(hănd′tə-hănd′)
adj.
Involving direct physical contact: hand-to-hand combat.

hand to hand adv.
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hand-to-hand

adj, adv
at close quarters: they fought hand-to-hand.
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hand′-to-hand′



adj.
close to one's adversary; at close quarters: hand-to-hand combat.
[1400–50]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hand-to-hand - being at close quarters; "hand-to-hand fighting"
close - at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other; "close to noon"; "how close are we to town?"; "a close formation of ships"
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hand-to-hand

adjective face-to-face, close-up, one to one, mano a mano (informal) a fierce hand-to-hand battle
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Translations

hand-to-hand

[ˈhændtəˈhænd] ADV & ADJcuerpo a cuerpo
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hand-to-hand

[ˈhændtəˈhænd] adj & advcorpo a corpo
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References in classic literature ?
In a moment it was hand-to-hand fighting, and Trent was cursing already the bravado which had brought him out to the open.
Glaucus, moreover, son of Hippolochus, captain of the Lycians, in hard hand-to-hand fight smote Iphinous son of Dexius on the shoulder, as he was springing on to his chariot behind his fleet mares; so he fell to earth from the car, and there was no life left in him.
Silver medalist of the World Championship in hand-to-hand combat Melisbek uulu Elaman yesterday, Aug.
The conference participants summarized the results of this pilot project for Hand-to-Hand RFID Baggage Tracking System developed by Longest Chance for the Aeroflot airlines and some of its flights and demonstrated for the first time the tracking of baggage movements since its check-in or drop-off at Sheremetyevo until baggage claim at Prague, Bologna, and Tallinn.
POLICE officers engaged in "hand-to-hand combat" with rioters as they tried to save PC Keith Blakelock, a court heard yesterday.