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hand sth back

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with hand   /hænd/ us  
to return something to the person who gave it to you: [+ two objects] "No, I've never seen him before," I said, handing her back the photograph.
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in Chinese (Traditional) 遞還…
in Russian возвращать…
in Turkish geri vermek, teslim etmek, iade etmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 递还…
in Polish oddawać coś…
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