Involving active participation.

Someone with a hands-on way of doing things becomes closely involved in managing and organizing things and in making decisions.

Someone who has hands-on experience of something has done or used it rather than just read or learned about it.

"Hands-on investor" is an investor who has a large stake in a corporation and takes an active role in its management.
1.) I'm a 'hands-on' kind of manager so I don't stay in my office with the door always closed.

2.) Many employers consider hands-on experience to be as useful as academic qualifications.

3.) She's very much a hands-on manager.
by VAKI5 May 17, 2005
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1. active and practical

2. controlled manually rather than automatically.
My teacher has a hands-on policy.
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A physical exchange of drugs for money or the crime associated with this act.
Van $tylez: What did you get locked up for back then?
AZ: Uhhhh, hand-to-hand.
by funk_soul_bubby July 6, 2012
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a type of fighting or combat without weapons. The term does not preclude use of other body parts, like legs, knees, and elbows. It also doesn't require that the entire fight be stand-up combat or exclusive of ground combat, like grappling and wrestling.
Those two drunk fuckers got into some mean hand to hand combat back outside the bar.
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I have three favorites they all go hand in hand.
by Pamella February 4, 2008
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Committed to your soulmate, no matter what, United, showing of strength, 2 as one. To have true love.
Sarah and Justin are the definition of true love, they walk this earth hand in hand.
by Lucky man January 23, 2020
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