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hand over

Meaning: If you hand something over, you give it to someone who has demanded it.

Synonym: surrender

For example:

  • hand over sth After the thief had entered the bank, he pointed his gun at the teller and told her to hand over the money.

  • hand sth over Max knew that Jim had taken his phone, so he told Jim to hand it over.

Quick Quiz:

After she'd been caught by the police, the shoplifter handed over
  1. the stolen goods
  2. the stolen shop
  3. the cash register

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