hand over

handed over; handing over; hands over

Definition of hand over

transitive verb

: to yield control of

Other Words from hand over

handover \ ˈhan-​ˌdō-​vər How to pronounce hand over (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 Cuomo has demanded that Assembly investigators hand over all their evidence against him, but Judiciary Committee members say that Cuomo isn’t entitled to that evidence. Marina Villeneuve, Chron, 22 Nov. 2021 There wasn’t really much of a blueprint for how or what an independent counsel should put in a report to hand over to Congress. Scott Tobias, Vulture, 17 Nov. 2021 Since Apple and Google unveiled plans to limit companies tracking you across apps and the Web, companies have increasingly relied on the information people hand over willingly - like names and phone numbers. Tatum Hunter, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Nov. 2021 Gorsky will hand over the reins as chief executive to Joaquin Duato, currently vice chairman of the company's executive committee, on January 3, 2022, J&J said. CBS News, 12 Nov. 2021 Dustin McDaniel, legal counsel for Cherokee Nation Businesses, has threatened to file a lawsuit if the commission doesn't hand over the license forthwith. Bill Bowden, Arkansas Online, 10 Nov. 2021 On the first day, gang members demanded the group hand over phone numbers of their relatives. DÁnica Coto, ajc, 9 Nov. 2021 With help from judges, the sheriff’s office and the San Antonio Police Department, developed procedures to ensure that individuals who have been barred by a civil or criminal court from possessing firearms hand over their weapons as required. Emilie Eaton, San Antonio Express-News, 3 Nov. 2021 And a controversial element in their bill would mandate that banks hand over to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) data on accounts with total annual deposits or withdrawals worth more than $10,000. Paul Steinhauser, Fox News, 26 Oct. 2021

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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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29 Nov 2021

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“Hand over.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hand%20over. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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