Meaning of “hand sth over” in the English Dictionary

"hand sth over" in British English

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hand sth over

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

B2 to give something to someone else:

We were ordered to hand over our passports.
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  • Why should we hand over the money to the Russians?
  • Trembling with fear, she handed over the money to the gunman.
  • The two boys scared the old man into handing over his wallet.
  • Hey - that's my special chocolate! Hand it over!
  • Give it back now! She won't hand over my book, Mum!

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

"hand (sth) over" in Business English

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hand (sth) over

phrasal verb with hand uk /hænd/ us verb

to give someone else control of or responsibility for something:

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

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