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hand sth/sb over

phrasal verb with hand uk   us   /hænd/ verb [T]
B2 to give another person control of someone or something, or responsibility for dealing with him, her, or it: The hijacker was handed over to the French police. If you hold on a moment I'll hand you over to someone who might be able to help.
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Translations of “hand sth/sb over”
in Chinese (Traditional) 移交(控制權、責任等)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 移交(控制权、责任等)…
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