hand on

  1. (tr, adverb) to pass to the next in a succession

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How to use hand on in a sentence

  • I replied; 'but, John, give us your hand-on that point we may honestly embrace, and declare ourselves now even two.

  • Kpk Beg got hand-on-collar with an Afghn at another hill; both rolled down to the bottom; that head also was brought in.

    The Bbur-nma in English | Babur, Emperor of Hindustan

Other Idioms and Phrases with hand on

hand on

Turn over to another, as in When you've read it, please hand it on to Sam. This term can also be used in the sense of “bequeath” (see hand down, def. 1). [Second half of 1800s]

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