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English definition of “hand sth/sb over”

hand sth/sb over

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with hand   /hænd/ us  
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'll hold the line a moment I'll hand you over to someone who might be able to help.
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