hand 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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After a tiresome 12 hour day of driving a taxi that barely rewarded minimum wage, my father gave his entire earnings for that week by handing over his wallet in order to escape with his life. Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "11 Teen Gun Violence Survivors and Activists on the Parkland Shooting Anniversary," 14 Feb. 2019 This knowledge will presumably make would-be partners think twice before handing over their data and research to DeepMind and, by extension, Google. James Vincent, The Verge, "Privacy advocates sound the alarm after Google grabs DeepMind UK health app," 14 Nov. 2018 Further Reading Amazon refusing to hand over data on whether Alexa overheard a murder Police seized the Echo into evidence during an initial search of the murder scene. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Amazon must give up Echo recordings in double murder case, judge rules," 10 Nov. 2018 The criminal investigation began on Sept. 7 and Anderson refused to hand over the truck when contacted by authorities. Fox News, "Arrest warrant issued for NASCAR's Jordan Anderson on stolen car charge," 27 Sep. 2018 When Bush officials refused to hand over emails, Davis used the committee’s subpoena powers to force them. Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox, "House Democrats accuse Republicans of shutting down Hurricane Maria investigation," 7 Sep. 2018 As Advic, Ly and Smith waited in a nearby vehicle, Hicks and Hughes got into a car with Gadau and his friend, and when the friend refused to hand over the drugs, Hicks shot the girl in the face and Gadau in the back, authorities allege. Brian L. Cox, chicagotribune.com, "Trial set for 1 of 5 men accused in Skokie shooting that left a Niles North student dead, another wounded," 8 June 2018 Online platforms like Airbnb could also be fined for advertising unregistered listings or for refusing to hand over their addresses. Emily Alpert Reyes, latimes.com, "Los Angeles moves to regulate Airbnb rentals," 2 May 2018 The ban, which began Monday, comes after Telegram refused to hand over encryption keys that would give the Kremlin access to private messages on its platform. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "Russia Blocked Telegram. Now Its CEO Says Private Information Could Fall to U.S. Hands," 16 Apr. 2018

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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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to boil down or concentrate

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