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English definition of “hand (sth) over”

hand (sth) over

phrasal verb with hand     /hænd/ verb
to give someone else control of or responsibility for something: to hand over control/power/responsibilityhand sth over to sb The founder handed the company over to his sons. The owner of the property was in breach of contract in failing to have the flat ready to hand over.
to give something to someone: hand over money/documents Insist on a legally binding contract before handing over a deposit. → See also handover
(Definition of hand (sth) over from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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