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hand sth down

phrasal verb with hand     /hænd/ verb
to give or teach something to a younger member of your family : hand sth down from sb to sb The men practise a skill handed down from father to son .
LAW to announce a decision in a court of law : He showed little emotion when the 20-year sentence was handed down.
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