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English definition of “turn sth over to sb”

turn sth over to sb

phrasal verb with turn     /tɜːn/ US  /tɝːn/ verb
to give something to someone in authority or someone who has a legal right to it, or to give someone legal responsibility for something: They turned the videos over to the police . All documents are to be turned over to the court . → See also turnsth inGiving, bringing or getting back
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