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hand over (third-person singular simple present hands over, present participle handing over, simple past and past participle handed over)

  1. (transitive, idiomatic) To relinquish control or possession of something to someone.
    I handed over the controls to the copilot.
    • 2019 February 10, Phil McNulty, “Manchester City 6-0 Chelsea”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Liverpool still have a game in hand but City have made up most of that lost ground and this was a resounding message that they will not be handing over the title.
  2. (transitive, idiomatic) To deliver (someone to an enemy, police, etc.).

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