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English definition of “hand sth down”

hand sth down

phrasal verb with hand
 
 
/hænd/ verb [+ two objects]
CHILDREN to give toys, clothes, books, etc to children who are younger than you in your familyGiving, providing and supplying
TRADITIONS to pass traditions from older people to younger ones: This custom has been handed down through the generations.Teaching in general
(Definition of hand sth down from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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