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hand over

1. To give or yield someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hand" and "over." I still have a hard time handing the baby over to the nanny when I leave for work in the morning. When you retire, you'll have to hand over all of your responsibilities to someone else, you know.
2. To deliver someone into someone else's authority or jurisdiction. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hand" and "over." We can't harbor a criminal—we need to hand him over to the authorities.
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Hand it over.

Give it to me. (Fixed order.) It's mine. Hand it over! Come on. Give me the box of jewels. Hand it over!
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hand someone or something over (to someone or something)

to deliver someone or something to someone or a group; to relinquish someone or something to someone or a group. The kidnappers handed the child over to the go-between. All right, hand over the hostage!
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hand something over

to give something (to someone); to relinquish something (to someone); to turn something over (to someone). Come on, John! Hand over my wallet. Please hand this over to the guard.
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hand over

Release or relinquish to another's possession or control. For example, You may as well hand over the money, or He decided to hand the store over to his children. [c. 1800] For a synonym, see turn over, def. 5.
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hand over

v.
1. To give something to someone: Hand over all your money! I handed my keys over to the valet.
2. To release or relinquish authority or responsibility to someone or something: The president handed over power to the militants. The king handed the throne over to his successor.
3. To pass someone into the authority of another: The sheriff handed over the suspects to the FBI. The state police handed the escaped prisoner over to the federal authorities.
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"In its first year, Hand Over plans to create one prototype through the training of a group of 20 engineering students and six local residents for the joint construction of one house in Ezbet Abu Qarn," Rostom adds.
But Sinn Fein Councillor Francie Molloy, who was his party representative on the decommissioning discussions, said it was unlikely the IRA would actually hand over any guns or explosives.
One in 10 (10.1%) ambulances at Southport Hospital waited for more than an hour to hand over their patients that month.
We saw instances in care records where care coordinators had left the service and necessary hand overs had not been carried out.
the number of transitions and patient hand overs, were recorded for each scenario.
Hand overs take longer than anticipated but dedicated staff do it for the comfort and safety of the patients in their care.