hand over

verb

Definition of hand over 

transitive verb

: to yield control of

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Other Words from hand over

handover \ˈhan-ˌdō-vər \ 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

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At one point, the suspects allegedly forced the victims to hand over their phones and credit cards and tell them their pins. Raisa Habersham, ajc, "Cops: Suspects pistol-whipped man in Gwinnett home invasion," 13 July 2018 Washington imposed 25 percent tariffs on $34 billion of goods in response to complaints Beijing is hurting American companies by stealing or pressuring enterprises to hand over technology. Joe Mcdonald, USA TODAY, "European exporters shift trade and supply chains to avoid higher US tariffs," 10 July 2018 Washington imposed 25 percent tariffs on $34 billion of goods in response to complaints Beijing is hurting American companies by stealing or pressuring enterprises to hand over technology. Joe Mcdonald, The Seattle Times, "European exporters shift trade to avoid higher US tariffs," 10 July 2018 Women who resisted rape were shot, and villagers who did not comply with demands to hand over money were dragged away and hanged from trees, the United Nations said. Nick Cumming-bruce, New York Times, "South Sudan Forces Killed and Raped Hundreds in Brutal Campaign, U.N. Says," 10 July 2018 He was firstly ordered to pay the entire sum owed up front but all parties have agreed on Ronaldo paying just £5m in the first instance, with the remainder to be handed over in the form of fines and interests over time. SI.com, "Cristiano Ronaldo Accepts 2-Year Prison Sentence Over Tax Evasion Charges," 15 June 2018 Investigators ultimately persuaded the person to hand over the letter to federal agents voluntarily. Jared Gilmour, miamiherald, "ICE tracks down 500-year-old stolen Columbus letter, sends it back to Spain," 7 June 2018 Little, Labrador and Ahlquist have been locked in a costly and cutthroat contest for the GOP gubernatorial nomination in hopes of succeeding Republican Gov. Butch Otter, who is handing over the reins after three terms. Cynthia Sewell, idahostatesman, "GOP backs Brad Little for governor: 'Now it is time to turn our attention to November.' | Idaho Statesman," 16 May 2018 The fraudsters are trying to get potential victims to hand over personal information, such as mother's maiden name, passport number, PIN numbers and pass codes, and bank account information. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "The fake tax forms thieves are using to trick us," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of hand over

1652, in the meaning defined above

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