Meaning of “hand sth down” - Learner’s Dictionary

hand sth down

phrasal verb with hand uk us /hænd/ verb [ + two objects ]

to give toys, clothes, books, etc to children who are younger than you in your family


to pass traditions from older people to younger ones:

This custom has been handed down through the generations.

(Definition of “hand sth down” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)