hand over

verb
handed over; handing over; hands over

Definition of hand over

transitive verb

: to yield control of

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Other Words from hand over

handover \ ˈhan-​ˌdō-​vər How to pronounce handover (audio) \ noun

Examples of hand over in a Sentence

the police officer ordered the suspect to hand over his weapons in response to a desperate plea, we handed over all our extra blankets and pillows to the homeless shelter
Recent Examples on the Web Because of Gilead’s outrageous prices, Americans will collectively hand over a billion dollars to Gilead for those 500,000 doses; taxpayers and all who pay insurance premiums will foot that bill. Christopher Morten, STAT, "A powerful law gives HHS the right to take control of remdesivir manufacturing and distribution," 2 July 2020 Back in 1985, Saudi Arabia’s soccer authorities initially refused to hand over the trophy of the Afro-Asian Cup after losing to Cameroon in the finals of the tournament. Amindeh Blaise Atabong, Quartz Africa, "African countries are having to come to terms with a growing diaspora’s dual citizenship," 2 July 2020 My mother went to Cafe Azul almost every week to convince the nice lady behind the bar to hand over her sangria recipe. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Secret sangria recipe from two lamented Portland restaurants places wine center stage," 27 June 2020 In Budva, opposition parties have refused to hand over power after the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists gained majority support in the local assembly. Washington Post, "Dozens detained after pro-Serb protests in Montenegro," 25 June 2020 Bloomberg reported in April that FEMA was in discussions to hand over its Covid-19 lead responsibilities to another federal agency. Bloomberg.com, "U.S. Falls Just Short of May Virus Testing Goal With 12 Million," 5 June 2020 In one California case, Facebook and Twitter appealed all the way to the US Supreme Court rather than hand over account information to a defendant, even after being placed in contempt for violating the trial court’s order. Gilad Edelman, Wired, "Facebook and Twitter Want to Keep the Justice System Stacked Against Defendants," 19 June 2020 The chief also said Penn moved his hand over a gun. Ashley Remkus | Aremkus@al.com, al, "Decatur store owner punched by police releases security video, wants body cam video released," 17 June 2020 Davis might be the best player in UK history, and even James was reportedly going to hand over the Los Angeles Lakers No. 23 jersey to Davis last summer, before Nike nixed the move. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "How do 2020-21 Kentucky basketball players compare to former Cats who wore their numbers?," 16 June 2020

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First Known Use of hand over

1652, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hand over was in 1652

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7 Jul 2020

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“Hand over.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hand%20over. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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