Phrasal verbs with pass

August 2, 2012pdf

A phrasal verb is a two-word idiomatic expression. It is made by putting a verb and a preposition or an adverb particle together.

Pass is used in a number of common phrasal verbs. Here is a list of them.

Pass around

To pass something around is to give it to everyone present.

She passed the notice around.

Pass away

To pass away is to die.

She passed away peacefully last night.

Pass by

Pass by has several meanings

a) to miss an opportunity

I don’t want this opportunity to pass me by.

b) to visit briefly

We passed by the supermarket on the way home.

c) to go past without stopping

Somebody just passed by the window.

Pass on

Pass on has several meanings.

a) to die

She passed on when she was just thirty-three.

b) give a message to someone

Will you pass on that the match has been cancelled?

c) to decline an opportunity or an offer

It was such a good opportunity that I didn’t want to pass it on.

Pass out

To pass out is to lose consciousness.

She passed out from fatigue.

Pass through

To pass through is to visit a place briefly.

I passed through Thane on my way to Mumbai.

Pass to

To pass something to someone else is to give them the ownership of it.

This restaurant will pass to his son when he dies.

Pass up

To pass up is to decline an opportunity.

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