Definition of 'hand back'
Example sentences containing 'hand back'
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
He was due to hand back the keys of his apartment yesterday because he could no longer pay the rent.Times, Sunday Times (2009) Times, Sunday Times (2009) Times, Sunday Times (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2016)
If you decide that you don't want to keep car, you can hand back the keys before you make the payment.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The firm is axing 3,000 staff to stay afloat and admits it may be forced to hand back the keys to 47 homes to landlords.The Sun (2011)
If enough of those borrowers decide to give up and hand back the house keys to the Government, taxpayers may be out of pocket.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
After one last icy blast, I slid to a halt in front of the dealer and walked stiffly inside to hand back the keys.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Definition of hand back from the Collins English Dictionary
We take a look at the etymology behind the word 'election' on the run up to the UK General Election in June
Language expert Ian Brookes looks at the word 'election' and its origins.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.