raise one's hand

a) To volunteer.
b) To dare to question.

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  • raise one's hand to — (often with a negative) to strike, behave violently towards • • • Main Entry: ↑hand …   Useful english dictionary

  • raise one's hand — strike or seem to be about to strike someone she raised her hand to me …   Useful english dictionary

  • raise one's sights — {v. phr.} To aim high; be ambitious. * /Teenage boys sometimes think too much of themselves and have a tendency to raise their sights too high./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lift one's hand — raise one s hand, put one s hand in the air …   English contemporary dictionary

  • show one's hand — {v. phr.} To reveal or exhibit one s true and hitherto hidden purpose. * /Only after becoming Chancellor of Germany did Adolf Hitler really show his hand and reveal that he intended to take over other countries./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • show one's hand — {v. phr.} To reveal or exhibit one s true and hitherto hidden purpose. * /Only after becoming Chancellor of Germany did Adolf Hitler really show his hand and reveal that he intended to take over other countries./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hand — I n. part of the arm below the wrist 1) to shake smb. s hand; to shake hands with smb. 2) to clasp, grab, grasp; take smb. s hand 3) to hold; join hands 4) to lay one s hands on 5) to cup one s hands 6) to clap one s hands 7) to wring one s hands …   Combinatory dictionary

  • raise — v. & n. v.tr. 1 put or take into a higher position. 2 (often foll. by up) cause to rise or stand up or be vertical; set upright. 3 increase the amount or value or strength of (raised their prices). 4 (often foll. by up) construct or build up. 5… …   Useful english dictionary

  • raise — raisable, raiseable, adj. raiser, n. /rayz/, v., raised, raising, n. v.t. 1. to move to a higher position; lift up; elevate: to raise one s hand; sleepy birds raising their heads and looking about. 2. to set upright: When the projection screen… …   Universalium

  • raise — [[t]reɪz[/t]] v. raised, rais•ing, n. 1) to move to a higher position; lift up; elevate: to raise one s hand[/ex] 2) to set upright 3) to cause to rise or stand up; rouse 4) to increase the height or vertical measurement of 5) to increase in… …   From formal English to slang

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