pass away (third-person singular simple present passes away, present participle passing away, simple past and past participle passed away)
- (euphemistic) To die.
- After a long battle with cancer, the professor passed away yesterday.
- 1922, Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit
- He was wise, for he had seen a long succession of mechanical toys arrive to boast and swagger, and by-and-by break their mainsprings and pass away.
- (obsolete) To spend; to waste.
- Bible, Eccles. xlii. 9
- Lest she pass away the flower of her age.
to die (euphemistic)
- Persian: فوت کردن (fa) (fowt kardan)
- Polish: odejść (pl)
- Portuguese: falecer (pt), ir-se (Brazil)
- Romanian: a-și da duhul, sfârși (ro), muri (ro), deceda (ro)
- Russian: сконча́ться (ru) pf (skončátʹsja), умере́ть (ru) pf (umerétʹ)
- Cyrillic: преминути pf
- Roman: preminuti pf
- Spanish: fallecer (es)
- Swedish: gå bort (sv)
- Turkish: göçmek (tr) (literally 'to migrate'), Hakk'ın rahmetine kavuşmak (tr) (literally 'to meet the grace of God'), vefat etmek (tr) (albeit not being a euphemism, archaic wording distances the occurrence of death from its unpleasantness), ruhunu teslim etmek (tr), ebediyete intikal etmek, vaktini doldurmak
- Vietnamese: qua đời (vi), từ trần (vi)