hand sth down Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"hand sth down" in British English

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hand sth down

phrasal verb with hand uk   us   /hænd/ verb [T]

hand sth down (OBJECT)

C2 to give something to someone ​younger than you in the ​family because you ​want them to have it or because you no ​longer need it: This ​necklace was ​handed down to my ​mother by my ​grandmother.

hand sth down (TRADITION)

C2 to ​passtraditions from ​olderpeople to ​youngerones: a ​customhanded down through the ​generations

hand sth down (DECISION)

formal to ​announce an ​officialdecision, often a ​decision about how someone should be ​punished: The ​courthanded down an eight-year ​sentence.
(Definition of hand sth down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hand sth down

phrasal verb with hand uk   us   /hænd/ verb
to give or teach something to a younger ​member of your family: hand sth down from sb to sb The men ​practise a ​skill handed down from father to son.
LAW to announce a decision in a ​court of ​law: He showed little ​emotion when the 20-year sentence was handed down.
(Definition of hand sth down from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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