hand over


hand over


Definition of HAND OVER

to give (something) over to the control or possession of another usually under duress <the police officer ordered the suspect to hand over his weapons>
Near Antonyms keep, retain, withhold
to put (something) into the possession of someone for use or consumption <in response to a desperate plea, we handed over all our extra blankets and pillows to the homeless shelter>
Antonyms hold (back), keep (back), reserve, retain, withhold
to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another <handed over their valuables to the desk clerk, who put them in the hotel safe>
Antonyms hold, keep, retain
to shift possession of (something) from one person to another <hand over that screwdriver, will you please?>

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