to give a hand - idiom meaning?

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What is the meaning of "to give a hand" idiom?

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Idiom Scenario 1:

 
 

Mark and Randy are neighbors.  They live in the same apartment building on the same floor.  One day Mark arrives at the door to his apartment and sees Randy down the hall.  Randy is struggling with a large cardboard box trying to move it into his apartment ...
Mark:     "Hey Randy, how's it going?"
Randy:  "Great, thanks, just trying to get my new TV into my apartment.
Mark:    "Can I give you a hand?"
Randy: "Thanks, I could use the help."
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Idiom Definition:


"to give a hand"   (usually to give someone a hand) (with something)
to help someone (with something)
 
Synonyms:
advise, aid, assist, back, backing, benefit, comfort, consult, correct, counsel, give, guide, help, instruct, nourish, oblige, please, provide, serve, service, steer, succor, suggest, supply, support, sustain, teach
 
 
The man is literally and idiomatically giving the woman a hand. - - - - ->  a man wearing a backpack is bent over pulling a woman by the hand up and over the edge of a drop off.




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Idiom Scenario 3:


Kim and Stacy are in Junior High School.  They have an important Math exam tomorrow morning.  They are talking on the telephone ...
Kim:       "I'm really worried about the Math exam tomorrow."
Stacy:    "I think it will be easy.  I really like Math."
Kim:       "Maybe for you, but I find Math so difficult."
Stacy:    "Do you want me to come over and lend you a hand with studying?"
Kim:       "Thanks, Stacy.  I could sure use the help."
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Idiom Usage:

Alternate form:
"to lend someone a hand"
 
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Gerund Form of the Idiom:

Giving someone a hand can be considered a nice thing to do.
 
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Idiom Conjugations:

 
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