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

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In legal documents, the defense has alleged that potential evidence was deleted before the phone was handed over. Jean Casarez, CNN, "A pretrial hearing in Kevin Spacey's indecent assault case may bring the actor and his accuser face to face," 7 July 2019 People would be marked as either an A or a B, and they would then be handed over to the folks in the chopper to be sent off someplace to an unknown fate. Nick Romano, EW.com, "Everything we know (so far) about the three rings in The Walking Dead universe," 2 July 2019 Protesters clashed with police in Hong Kong again on Monday, on the anniversary of the city being handed over from British to Chinese rule. NBC News, "Hong Kong protesters clash with police on anniversary of Chinese rule," 1 July 2019 The inmate who was taken out of a cell recently by a Sheriff’s Department custody assistant ultimately was not handed over to federal agents that day. Maya Lau, latimes.com, "ICE still playing role in L.A. jails despite Sheriff Villanueva kicking agents out," 25 June 2019 He was handed over to New Hampshire authorities after a brief court appearance Monday in Springfield, Massachusetts. Michael Casey, chicagotribune.com, "Pickup truck driver with record charged with 7 homicides in New Hampshire biker crash," 24 June 2019 Zhukovskyy was handed over to New Hampshire authorities after a brief court appearance Monday in Springfield, Massachusetts. Michael Casey, courant.com, "West Springfield man charged with 7 homicides in New Hampshire biker crash," 24 June 2019 Zhukovskyy was handed over to New Hampshire authorities after a brief court appearance Monday in Springfield, Massachusetts. Michael Casey, Anchorage Daily News, "Pickup driver charged with 7 homicides in New Hampshire collision with motorcycles," 24 June 2019 Eventually the project was handed over to animator, sometimes voice actor and first time feature director Josh Cooley to bring it home. Lindsey Bahr, Detroit Free Press, "In joyous new ‘Toy Story,’ the toys evolve, too," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of hand over

1652, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jul 2019

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The first known use of hand over was in 1652

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