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    single-handed

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

    One issue that arises with single-handed round-the-world racing is that of verifying that the competitor has actually sailed around the world.

    They had two single-handed encounters.

    I have to do it single-handed.

    single-handed = unaided, unsupported, managed or done by one person or with one on a side

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    Re: single-handed

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

    One issue that arises with single-handed round-the-world racing is that of verifying that the competitor has actually sailed around the world.

    They had two single-handed encounters.
    I don't understand this one. A single-handed encounter between more than one person seems to be an oxymoron.

    I have to do it single-handed.
    Some people would use the adverb here - single-handedly. It's one of those adjectives that often function as an adverb.

    single-handed = unaided, unsupported, managed or done by one person or with one on a side
    Yes.

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

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    Re: single-handed

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    They had two single-handed encounters.
    I don't understand this one. A single-handed encounter between more than one person seems to be an oxymoron.

    I guess vil meant two people meeting up on behalf of their country/company/etc.
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    Re: single-handed

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
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    They had two one-to-one encounters.
    They had two individual encounters.

    Yes, maybe.

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