Hand

Introduction

The verb hand means to . . .

hand something down

The phrasal verb hand something down means to give something used to someone else.

Use

Example

I handed my old comic books down to my little cousin.

hand something in

The phrasal verb hand something in means to submit.

Use

Example

I have to hand in my essay by Friday.

hand something out

The phrasal verb hand something out means to to distribute to a group of people.

Use

Example

We will hand out the invitations at the door.

hand something over

The phrasal verb hand something over means to give (usually unwillingly).

Use

Example

The police asked the man to hand over his wallet and his weapons.