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English definition of “hand down something”

hand down something

(GIVE) phrasal verb with hand    /hænd/ verb [T]
to give something to a younger member of your family when you no longer need it, or to arrange for someone younger to get it after you have died : My grandmother handed down this necklace to my mother .
(Definition of hand down something (GIVE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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