Definition of hand someone/something over in English:
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.
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