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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyhand back
he/she/ithands back
present participlehanding back
past tensehanded back
past participlehanded back

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  1. 1
    to give something back to someone
    hand something back to someone:

    Jean handed the letter back to Doug.

    hand someone something back:

    The officer handed me my passport back.

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