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  • v. To relinquish control or possession of something to someone; overgive.


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  • He had also just received a letter from Tiridates, the royal treasurer at Persepolis, who was probably a eunuch, informing the king that he would hand over the town and treasury to Alexander if he could arrive quickly.

    Alexander the Great

  • Noelle walked over, having a bit of trouble keeping her balance in the thick sand, and put her hand over Kirans before she could expose herself.

    Paradise Lost

  • Cheyenne fake-gasped, putting her hand over her mouth.


  • When Rita comes running, Tatiana Vasilievna puts the back of her hand over her forehead and implores her to call for a doctor.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • While he was approaching the village where Bessus was being held, Ptolemy received a message that Spitamenes was now uncertain about whether he should hand over his captive, so Ptolemy surrounded the village with his soldiers.

    Alexander the Great

  • Ropes offered lifelines; we hastened hand over hand to join them, Caroline first.

    The wrecking of the 'Tayleur'

  • “The lesson is over,” sighs Ludmila, who then sits down at her desk and begins to leaf through the roll book, her plump hand over her eyes.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • In 1840 Propaganda issued a decree that each bishop should make some fellow-bishop his heir, and that, on the death or resignation of the former, the latter should then hand over the property to the new bishop.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Guilfoyle did not return Digger's call on Tuesday, but he has previously stated that he knew nothing of Heaney's intention to hand over the football operations to Ridsdale for £1 until a week before it was announced.

    Not everyone thinks Peter Ridsdale's £1 deal is good value for Argyle | Matt Scott

  • As I follow the meringue hat around the towering drills, I see Anya Antonova, the first one called, her hand over her cheek, climbing out of the chair now designated for me.

    A Mountain of Crumbs


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