pass up

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pass up (third-person singular simple present passes up, present participle passing up, simple past and past participle passed up)

  1. (transitive) Used other than as an idiom: see pass,‎ up.
    Can you pass up this box to the guy on the ladder?
  2. (idiomatic, transitive) To refuse (not accept); forgo.
    He passed up my invitation for dinner, saying he was too busy.
    • 2011 October 1, Phil McNulty, “Everton 0 - 2 Liverpool”, BBC Sport:
      Everton were, perhaps understandably, deflated at the setback and it was no surprise when Suarez added Liverpool's second after 82 minutes. Distin and Baines were involved in a mix-up as the Uruguayan advanced into the area, and he was not about to pass up the gift to shoot low past Howard.

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Last modified on 17 June 2013, at 19:19