hand over

handed over; handing over; hands over

Definition of hand over

transitive verb

: to yield control of

Other Words from hand over

handover \ ˈhan-​ˌdō-​vər How to pronounce hand over (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
Recent Examples on the Web Musk’s legal team accuses Twitter of reneging on promises to hand over the Slack communications. Jef Feeley, Fortune, 8 Sep. 2022 The King’s Hand, Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans), is already there with a small army demanding that the prince hand over the egg and vacate the castle. Lorraine Ali, Los Angeles Times, 28 Aug. 2022 Musk's team expects more information about the bot numbers to be revealed in the trial court discovery process, when both sides must hand over evidence. CBS News, 22 Aug. 2022 Musk’s team expects more information about the bot numbers to be revealed in the trial court discovery process, when both sides must hand over evidence. Barbara Ortutay, ajc, 22 Aug. 2022 Even Jovani, the cheesy eveningwear line made famous by Countess Luann de Lesseps, makes the women of Bravo hand over a credit card to wear their prom gowns. Brian Moylan, Town & Country, 18 Aug. 2022 On Tuesday afternoon, experienced performers strode into a black box theater in the Performing Arts Center on the LEE High School campus, making a beeline for the piano to hand over their sheet music. Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-News, 3 Aug. 2022 Woven this way, individual deaths can be seen and felt by running one’s hand over the weaving. Wired, 22 July 2022 The kind of fan who will hand over their credit card details for recurring monthly payments. Stephen Humphries, The Christian Science Monitor, 22 July 2022 See More

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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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Last Updated

30 Sep 2022

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“Hand over.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hand%20over. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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