hand something back (to someone)


hand something back (to someone)
hand something back(to someone)
to return something to someone by hand. •

Would you please hand this paper back to Scott?

Hand back this book to Fred, if you please.


Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • ˌhand sth ˈback — phrasal verb to give something back to someone Jean handed the letter back to Doug.[/ex] The officer handed me my passport back.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • hand — hand1 [ hænd ] noun *** ▸ 1 body part at end of arm ▸ 2 help ▸ 3 clapping ▸ 4 part of clock ▸ 5 set of cards you hold ▸ 6 advantages in situation ▸ 7 someone working on farm/ship ▸ 8 handwriting ▸ 9 unit of height of horses ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hand back — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms hand back : present tense I/you/we/they hand back he/she/it hands back present participle handing back past tense handed back past participle handed back 1) to give something back to someone hand something… …   English dictionary

  • hand — 1 noun PART OF THE BODY 1 (C) the part at the end of a person s arm, including the fingers and thumb, used to pick up or keep hold of things: He held the pencil in his right hand. | Go wash your hands. | hold hands: They kissed and held hands. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hand over — phrasal verb Word forms hand over : present tense I/you/we/they hand over he/she/it hands over present participle handing over past tense handed over past participle handed over 1) [transitive] to give something to someone by holding it in your… …   English dictionary

  • hand — hand1 W1S1 [hænd] n ↑finger, ↑fingernail, ↑thumb ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(part of body)¦ 2¦(help)¦ 3¦(control)¦ 4 get out of hand 5 on the other hand 6 hands off 7 in hand …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hand — I [[t]hæ̱nd[/t]] NOUN USES AND PHRASES ♦ hands (Please look at category 56 to see if the expression you are looking for is shown under another headword.) 1) N COUNT Your hands are the parts of your body at the end of your arms. Each hand has four …   English dictionary

  • back — 1 adverb 1 RETURN in or into the place or position where someone or something was before: Freddie was supposed to be back at the hotel by six. | Put that book back where you found it! | We d better go back, she said regretfully. 2 AS BEFORE in or …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • back — back1 W1S1 [bæk] adv ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(return to place)¦ 2¦(as before)¦ 3¦(previous place)¦ 4¦(backwards)¦ 5¦(reply/reaction)¦ 6¦(return something to somebody)¦ 7¦(in the past)¦ 8¦(again)¦ 9 sit/lie/lean back 10¦(away)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hand */*/*/ — I UK [hænd] / US noun Word forms hand : singular hand plural hands 1) [countable] the part of your body at the end of each arm that you use for picking up and holding things Mrs Bennet put her hands over her ears to shut out the noise. have/hold… …   English dictionary

  • hand*/*/*/ — [hænd] noun I 1) [C] the part of your body at the end of each arm that you use for holding things Mrs Bennet put her hands over her ears to shut out the noise.[/ex] The park was full of young couples holding hands (= holding each other s… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English


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