(third-person singular simple present hand-holds, present participle hand-holding, simple past and past participle hand-held)
- To hold in the hand.
- You can hand-hold many professional cameras, but using a tripod may be a better idea.
- (figuratively) To watch or attend unnecessarily closely (as if holding a child's hand to lead it along).
- I'm sick of having to hand-hold every new person we hire. Why can't we train them first?