Being at close quarters: hand-to-hand combat. (adjective)
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Use "hand-to-hand" in a sentence
"Down the block were other groups of young men that were known as hand-to-hand drug dealers."
"“Last time I got this kind of workout I put Sawyer under,” Mason muttered, referring to a hand-to-hand match he’d had with Sawyer when he, Anna and Julie had been trying to escape from Washington."
"But certified mail here in Mexico was at that time delivered hand-to-hand with each person signing for the document."