hand back

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. my dirty dishes

b. my chair

c. my credit card

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Contributor: Matt Errey