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hand down something

phrasal verb with hand us   /hænd/ verb [T]
  • (GIVE)

to give something to a younger member of your family when you no longer need it, or to arrange for someone younger to get it after you have died: My grandmother handed down this necklace to my mother.

hand down something

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phrasal verb with hand us   /hænd/ verb [T]
  • (DECIDE)

to make a legal decision known to the public by making an official statement: The appeals court handed down its decision yesterday.
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