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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyhand in
he/she/ithands in
present participlehanding in
past tensehanded in
past participlehanded in
  1. 1
    to give something to a person in authority

    Please hand in your keys when you leave the hotel.

    All essays must be handed in by Tuesday.

  2. 2
    hand in your notice/resignation to say officially that you have decided to leave your job

    He’s going on Friday. He’s already handed in his notice.

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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