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hand over

verb

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1 to give (something) over to the control or possession of another usually under duress
  • the police officer ordered the suspect to hand over his weapons

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2 to put (something) into the possession of someone for use or consumption
  • in response to a desperate plea, we handed over all our extra blankets and pillows to the homeless shelter

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3 to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another
  • handed over their valuables to the desk clerk, who put them in the hotel safe

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4 to shift possession of (something) from one person to another
  • hand over that screwdriver, will you please?

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handover

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of handover (Entry 2 of 2)

the usually forced yielding of one's person or possessions to the control of another
  • though the handover of my wallet was painful, it was better than getting shot by some trigger-happy punk

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The first known use of hand over was in 1652

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“Hand over.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hand%20over. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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