“I told her to bring some food but she had come with her bare hands”.
Bare hands meaning is with one’s. With one’s hands but without tools, weapons or other implements.
Without using any type of tool or weapon. “he wrestled the lion to the ground with his bare hands”.
Using only one’s hands and no tools or weapons. Bare handed is done with nothing in or covering one’s hands. Or using or carrying no weapons.
Without using any equipment or weapons when doing something that needs a lot of strength.