pass on

See also: passon



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

  1. To go forward.
    Synonym: proceed
  2. To convey or communicate.
    Can you pass on the information next time you see him?
    • 2003, “Pass This On”, in Deep Cuts, performed by The Knife:
      Does he know what I do? / And you'll pass this on, won't you? / And if I ask him once what would he say? / Is he willing? / Can he play?
  3. To transfer (something) to someone, especially by handing or bequeathing it to the next person in a series.
  4. To skip or decline.
    I'll pass on dessert, thanks.
  5. (idiomatic, euphemistic) To die.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:die
    His uncle passed on last year.