hand over

1) PHRASAL VERB If you hand something over to someone, you pass it to them.

[V P n (not pron)] He also handed over a letter of apology from the Prime Minister...

[V n P] `I've got his card.' Judith said, handing it over.

2) PHRASAL VERB When you hand over someone such as a prisoner to someone else, you give the control of and responsibility for them to that other person.

[V n P to n] They would just catch the robbers and hand them over to the police...

[V n P to n] This morning the American was formally handed over to the ambassador. [Also V n P, V P n (not pron)]

3) PHRASAL VERB If you hand over to someone or hand something over to them, you give them the responsibility for dealing with a particular situation or problem.

[V P to n] The present leaders have to decide whether to stand down and hand over to a younger generation...

[V n P to n] I wouldn't dare hand this project over to anyone else...

[V P n to n] They would like to hand over their financial affairs to another body. [Also V n P, V P n (not pron)]


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • hand over — (someone/something) to give someone or something to someone else. The prisoners were handed over to the marshals to be taken to another jail to serve their sentences. The old man handed his passport over …   New idioms dictionary

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  • hand over — phrasal verb Word forms hand over : present tense I/you/we/they hand over he/she/it hands over present participle handing over past tense handed over past participle handed over 1) [transitive] to give something to someone by holding it in your… …   English dictionary

  • hand over — verb to surrender someone or something to another (Freq. 5) the guard delivered the criminal to the police render up the prisoners render the town to the enemy fork over the money • Syn: ↑fork over, ↑fork out, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hand over — UK US hand (sth) over Phrasal Verb with hand({{}}/hænd/ verb ► to give someone else control of or responsibility for something: »to hand over control/power/responsibility hand sth over to sb »The founder handed the company over to his sons. »The… …   Financial and business terms

  • hand over — {v.} To give control or possession of; give (something) to another person. * /When the teacher saw Johnny reading a comic book in study period, she made him hand over the book./ * /When Mr. Jones gets old, he will hand over his business to his… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hand over — {v.} To give control or possession of; give (something) to another person. * /When the teacher saw Johnny reading a comic book in study period, she made him hand over the book./ * /When Mr. Jones gets old, he will hand over his business to his… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hand\ over — v To give control or possession of; give (smth) to another person. When the teacher saw Johnny reading a comic book in study period, she made him hand over the book. When Mr. Jones gets old, he will hand over his business to his son. Syn.: fork… …   Словарь американских идиом

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