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English definition of “hand sb/sth over”

hand sb/sth over

phrasal verb with hand
/hænd/ verb [+ two objects]
B2 to give someone or something to someone else: The hijacker was handed over to the French police.Giving, providing and supplying
(Definition of hand sb/sth over from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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