Definition of hand someone/something over in English:

hand someone/something over

Give someone or something, or the responsibility for someone or something, to someone else: hand the matter over to the police
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  • He told Scotland on Sunday that Dewar hadn't known about the secret cost increases at the time because responsibility for the project had been handed over to Steel.
  • Meanwhile, badly needed investment in the Underground is mired in a row over the arrangements under which responsibility for it will be handed over to the GLA.
  • When a parent hands their children over to the school it is the school's responsibility to look after them.
yield, give, give up, pass, grant, entrust, surrender, relinquish, cede, turn over, deliver up, forfeit, sacrifice
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