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English definition of “hand sth on”

hand sth on

phrasal verb with hand     /hænd/ verb
to give something to someone else: hand sth on to sb The business will be handed on to his family or sold.
to give responsibility for something to someone else: A year ago, she handed on the administrative directorship to become development director.
(Definition of hand sth on from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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