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handing over

verb
present participle of hand over

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

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“Handing over.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/handing%20over. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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