hand over


handed over; handing over; hands over

transitive verb

: to yield control of
handover 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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Word History

First Known Use

1652, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hand over was in 1652

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“Hand over.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hand%20over. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

hand over

: to yield control of

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