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hand back

Meaning: to give something back to someone by hand

For example:

  • hand back sth If the immigration official doesn't hand back your passport straight away, don't worry. He's probably just seeing which countries you've visited.

  • hand sth back If someone gives you their business card, don't hand it back. Keep it and give them yours in return.

Quick Quiz:

After I'd paid for the meal, the waiter handed back
  1. my dirty dishes
  2. my chair
  3. my credit card

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