verb (used with object), Informal.
to carry (a memorandum, check, or other document) from one person or office to another so as to assure prompt delivery.
[hand-wawr-mer] /ˈhændˌwɔr mər/ noun 1. a small, flat, usually pocket-size device containing material, as chemicals, hot liquids, or a battery-operated heating element, for the .
[hand-wosh, -wawsh] /ˈhændˈwɒʃ, -ˈwɔʃ/ verb (used with object) 1. to launder by hand rather than by washing machine: to hand-wash socks in a hotel-room sink.
[possibly from gestures characteristic of stage magicians] To gloss over a complex point; to distract a listener; to support a (possibly actually valid) point with blatantly faulty logic. If someone starts a sentence with “Clearly…” or “Obviously…” or “It is self-evident that…”, it is a good bet he is about to handwave (alternatively, use of […]
noun 1. a magnifying glass designed to be held in the hand.