Meaning of “hand sth in” in the English Dictionary

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"hand sth in" in British English

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hand sth in

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

B1 to give something to someone in a position of authority:

Have you handed in your history essay yet?
I've decided to hand in my resignation (= tell my employer I am leaving my job).

More examples

  • Please hand in your keys at reception on your departure from the hotel.
  • Remember to check your essay carefully before you hand it in to me.
  • When you have completed the form, hand it in at the desk.
  • When you've finished your work sheets, clip them together and hand them in to me.
  • I handed in my resignation this morning.

(Definition of “hand sth in” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hand sth in" in Business English

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hand sth in

phrasal verb with hand uk /hænd/ us verb

to give something to someone who is in a position of authority:

You have three days left to hand in your completed tax return and to pay any tax you owe.
According to sources, the chief executive is considering handing in his resignation.

(Definition of “hand sth in” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)