extend a hand


extend a hand
hold out one's hand (to help someone, shake hands, etc.); help, assist, support

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • extend the hand of friendship to someone — formal phrase to say that you want to try to have good relations with someone Thesaurus: to start a friendshipsynonym Main entry: extend …   Useful english dictionary

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  • extend — ex|tend [ ık stend ] verb *** ▸ 1 continue in space/time ▸ 2 increase size/range etc. ▸ 3 offer greeting ▸ 4 increase length ▸ 5 lend money etc. ▸ 6 affect/include someone/something ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive extend from/into/over/beyond/for… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • extend */*/*/ — UK [ɪkˈstend] / US verb Word forms extend : present tense I/you/we/they extend he/she/it extends present participle extending past tense extended past participle extended 1) a) [intransitive] to continue for a particular distance or in a… …   English dictionary

  • Hand signals — are given by cyclists and some motorists to indicate their intentions to other traffic. Under the terms of the Vienna Convention on Traffic, bicycles are considered to be vehicles and cyclists are considered to be drivers. The traffic codes of… …   Wikipedia

  • Extend — Ex*tend ([e^]ks*t[e^]nd ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Extended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Extending}.] [L. extendere, extentum, extensum; ex out + tendere to stretch. See {Trend}.] 1. To stretch out; to prolong in space; to carry forward or continue in length; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • extend — ► VERB 1) make larger in area. 2) cause to last longer. 3) occupy a specified area or continue for a specified distance. 4) hold out (one s hand or another part of one s body) towards someone. 5) offer; make available. DERIVATIVES extendability… …   English terms dictionary

  • extend — [[t]ɪkste̱nd[/t]] ♦♦ extends, extending, extended 1) VERB If you say that something, usually something large, extends for a particular distance or extends from one place to another, you are indicating its size or position. [V for amount] The… …   English dictionary


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