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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Washington, Europe, Japan and other trading partners say those plans violate China’s market-opening commitments and are based on stealing or pressuring companies to hand over technology. Washington Post, "China keeps penalties on US pork, soy, eases some others," 12 Sep. 2019 Washington, Europe, Japan and other trading partners say those plans violate China's market-opening commitments and are based on stealing or pressuring companies to hand over technology. Joe Mcdonald, chicagotribune.com, "China exempts some U.S. goods from tariff hikes — but not soybeans," 11 Sep. 2019 Sitting in a Los Angeles restaurant on a balmy August evening, the Academy Award winner throws her hands over her face to muffle her excitement. Samantha Highfill, EW.com, "Stream Queens: Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon on their TV reunion and how The Morning Show changed after #MeToo," 10 Sep. 2019 Wearing latex gloves, Ferguson allegedly held her hands over the baby’s face for three minutes, the court documents state, The News Journal reports. Kc Baker, PEOPLE.com, "Del. Child Care Worker Allegedly Smothered 4-Month-Old Baby Girl Who Wouldn’t Stop Crying," 9 Sep. 2019 The United States, Europe, Japan and other trading partners say those plans violate China's market-opening commitments and are based on stealing or pressuring companies to hand over technology. NBC News, "China's trade with U.S. shrinks as Trump tariff war worsens," 8 Sep. 2019 The United States, Europe, Japan and other trading partners say Beijing’s development plans violate its market-opening commitments and are based on stealing or pressuring foreign companies to hand over technology. Joe Mcdonald, The Denver Post, "China announces tariff hike on $75 billion of US products," 23 Aug. 2019 Leo Braudy, whose book The Frenzy of Renown appeared before social media was a glimmer in the internet's eye, warns readers of the '80s against wringing their hands over the fame culture that had lately produced Arnold Schwarzenegger and Madonna. Virginia Heffernan, WIRED, "The Elusive Price—and Prize—of Fame on the Internet," 20 Aug. 2019 The Trump administration says Beijing’s efforts are based on stealing or pressuring companies to hand over technology. Joe Mcdonald, BostonGlobe.com, "Huawei unveils HarmonyOS, a phone system that could replace Android on company’s hardware," 9 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of hand over

1652, in the meaning defined above

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