pass up Informal
Meaning: If you pass up an opportunity or an invitation, you choose not to take the opportunity or accept the invitation.Synonym: turn down, decline
- pass up sth Bill passed up the opportunity to study music in a top university. He formed his own band instead.
- pass sth up I had to pass the invitation up as I already had an appointment at that time.
pass up: invitation, chance, opportunity, window of opportunity, shot (at doing something)
Julian passed up the chance to study at Oxford University because he