[ hand-oh-ver ]
/ ˈhændˌoʊ vər /
the act of relinquishing property, authority, etc.: a handover of occupied territory.
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Origin of handover
noun use of verb phrase hand over
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British Dictionary definitions for handover
verb (tr, adverb)
to surrender possession of; transfer
a transfer or surrender
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Idioms and Phrases with handover
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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