adv also .single-'handed
if one person does something single-handedly, they do it without help from anyone else
She brought up three children single-handedly.
>single-handed adj [only before noun]
a single-handed voyage across the Atlantic

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  • single-handedly — single handed ► ADVERB & ADJECTIVE 1) done without help from others. 2) done or designed to be used with one hand. DERIVATIVES single handedly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • single-handedly — sin gle hand ed*ly, adv. By oneself; alone; unassisted. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • single-handedly — adv. Single handedly is used with these adjectives: ↑responsible Single handedly is used with these verbs: ↑destroy, ↑invent, ↑save …   Collocations dictionary

  • single-handedly — adverb without assistance I built this house single handedly • Syn: ↑single handed …   Useful english dictionary

  • single-handedly — adverb Alone; without assistance; by oneself. She single handedly organized the whole event, and even set up all the chairs herself …   Wiktionary

  • single-handedly — single hand·ed·ly …   English syllables

  • single-handedly — /sing geuhl han did lee/, adv. in a single handed manner; single handed. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • single-handedly — adverb see single handed I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • single-handedly — See: single handed …   English dictionary

  • single-handedly — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adverb Without the presence or aid of another: alone, singly, solely, solitarily, solo. Idioms: all by one s lonesome, by oneself. See INCLUDE …   English dictionary for students

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