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/ˈsɪŋ gəlˈhæn dɪd/
accomplished or done by one person alone:
a single-handed victory; single-handed sailing.
by one's own effort; unaided.
by oneself; alone; without aid:
He built the garage single-handed.
verb (used with object)
to sail (a craft) without help from others.
Example Sentences for single-handed
Single-handed, he began a crusade against the gross political corruption of the city government.
She could not have committed the crime single-handed, but the reasons against that did not debar her from being an accomplice.
As business secretary he doesn't quite have the power to do that single-handed.
And they imagine that they can transform a corporate culture single-handed.
After all, he almost single-handed saved their country from destruction.
He's spent all his spare time and money for over fifty years doing this single-handed and self-funded.
You're supposed to be able to turn it with one thumb so that you can pour a cup of coffee single-handed.
Whether this will be done single-handed or with the cooperation of other neutral nations is not known.
British Dictionary definitions for
unaided or working alone:
a single-handed crossing of the Atlantic
having or operated by one hand or one person only
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