hand over

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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Critics of those policies complain that they are based on stealing or improperly pressuring foreign companies to hand over technology and shielding Chinese industry from competition. Washington Post, "Chinese envoy going to US to prepare for trade talks," 18 Sep. 2019 Or a subpoena compelling you to hand over text messages, emails, phone records and bank statements. oregonlive, "Case Closed: In Oregon campaign investigations, ‘I did not’ is all it takes," 17 Sep. 2019 By Friday, more than 10 days had lapsed since Maguire was supposed to hand over the complaint. CBS News, "Adam Schiff says DNI cited "higher authority" in refusal to turn over whistleblower complaint," 15 Sep. 2019 American negotiators have been pushing China to do more to protect intellectual property rights and stop Chinese companies from forcing American partners to hand over technology as the price of market entry. BostonGlobe.com, "But the gesture, which Beijing said was designed to ease the dispute’s impact on American companies, does not offer relief from tariffs on the big-ticket agricultural products such as soybeans and corn that are causing the most hurt in the US.," 12 Sep. 2019 China's most famous entrepreneur and the country's richest man has been preparing to hand over the reins at Alibaba (BABA) for a year. Julia Horowitz, CNN, "Apple investors need its new iPhone to be a hit," 10 Sep. 2019 She was asked to hand over her badge and her company laptop computer. Kaiser Health News, The Denver Post, "Centura Health’s firing of Colorado doctor sets off national challenge to aid-in-dying laws," 4 Sep. 2019 Whether anyone is actually going to hand over $1,980 for the pleasure of using a phone that had massive issues the first time around is another story. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Samsung’s Galaxy Fold nears its re-release, but a cheaper, more practical model might be on the way," 3 Sep. 2019 Robert's attorney, Michael Ryan, asked the Department to hand over Rogers' disciplinary records. Justin Price, azcentral, "Phoenix police routinely 'purges' officer discipline records, keeps misconduct secret," 23 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of hand over

1652, in the meaning defined above

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