Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

hand over

hand over
1) give possession of something to someone else
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  • Analysis
    When you 'hand over' something it means you transfer possession or responsibility of something to someone else. You can 'hand over documents', 'hand over control'. When you 'hand over a role' you are transferring responsibility or information to another person. As a noun a 'hand-over' is an instance of this event. Similar in meaning to 'transfer'. 
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The new Prime Minister handed over the keys of power. It was the start of a new government.
    2. When the cop got fired, he had to hand over his badge and gun.
    3. The hand-over of power will begin first thing Monday morning.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. I'm going to hand you over to the billing department who should be able to help you with your query.
    2. The new supervisor will be working alongside our current one for a period of two months in order to assist with the handover.
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