pass on

pass on  {v.}
1. To give an opinion about; judge; settle.
The college passed on his application and found him acceptable.
The committee recommended three people for the job and the president passed on them.
2. To give away (something that has been outgrown.)
As he grew up, he passed on his clothes to his younger brother.
Compare: HAND DOWN.
3. To die.
Mary was very sorry to hear that her first grade teacher had passed on.
Syn.: PASS AWAY (3), PASS OUT (3).
Categories: clothes death hand verb

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