ˌhand sth ˈover

ˌhand sth ˈover
phrasal verb
1) to give something to someone by holding it in your hand and offering it to them
Albert bowed and handed over the letter.[/ex]
He handed the car keys over to Stella.[/ex]
2) to give power or control to someone else
They formally hand power over to the new government next week.[/ex]

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  • hand sth 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 somebody over — ˌhand sb/sthˈover (to sb) derived to give sth/sb officially or formally to another person • He handed over a cheque for $200 000. • They handed the weapons over to the police. related noun ↑handover Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hand over to somebody — ˌhand ˈover (to sb) | ˌhand sthˈover (to sb) derived to give sb else your position of power or the responsibility for sth • She resigned and handed over to one of her younger colleagues. • He finally handed over his responsibility for the company …   Useful english dictionary

  • hand*/*/*/ — [hænd] noun I 1) [C] the part of your body at the end of each arm that you use for holding things Mrs Bennet put her hands over her ears to shut out the noise.[/ex] The park was full of young couples holding hands (= holding each other s… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 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 — hand1 W1S1 [hænd] n ↑finger, ↑fingernail, ↑thumb ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(part of body)¦ 2¦(help)¦ 3¦(control)¦ 4 get out of hand 5 on the other hand 6 hands off 7 in hand …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hand — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 part of the body ADJECTIVE ▪ left, right ▪ beautiful, delicate, long fingered, pretty, slender ▪ mani …   Collocations dictionary

  • hand — 1 noun PART OF THE BODY 1 (C) the part at the end of a person s arm, including the fingers and thumb, used to pick up or keep hold of things: He held the pencil in his right hand. | Go wash your hands. | hold hands: They kissed and held hands. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • over — 1 preposition 1 above or higher than something, without touching it: A lamp hung over the table. | She leaned over the desk to answer the phone. | The sign over the door said Mind your head . opposite under 1 (1), see also: above 1, across 1 2 on …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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